AKRON — A Tippecanoe Valley High School student has earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.
Adriana Vargas Hernandez received the National Hispanic Recognition Award along with the National Rural and Small Town Award. She was also in the 97th percentile for the PSAT as a sophomore, one of the top performers in the state.
These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service.
“We’re thrilled that Adriana has earned this recognition. We are very proud of her for her achievements in the classrooms and on the College Board assessments,” said TVHS Principal Brandon Kresca. “These programs help students from underrepresented backgrounds stand out to colleges during admissions.”
Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latino, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.
Eligible students will be invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and will be awarded at the beginning of the next school year. Students will receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications.
“We want to honor the hard work of these students through the College Board National Recognition Programs. This program creates a way for colleges and scholarship programs to connect directly with underrepresented students who they are hoping to reach,” said College Board senior vice president of BigFuture Tarlin Ray. “We hope the award winners and their families celebrate this prestigious honor and it helps them plan for their big future.”