Six NDP Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

In August 2023, College Board awarded thousands of students from across the country with academic honors through their annual National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate underrepresented students who excel academically on College Board assessments, including PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and AP exams. Students can include this academic honor on their college applications, and many colleges intentionally recruit awardees through College Board’s Student Search Service.

Six Notre Dame Prep students were recently named recipients of College Board's National African American Recognition Award (NAARA) and the National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA). The criteria for eligible students include: (1) GPA of 3.5 or higher, (2) PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 assessment scores that are within the top 10% of assessment takers in each state for each award program or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams in 9th and 10th grade, and (3) Attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, or Indigenous/Native.

Congratulations to following students who earned this tremendous honor:
  • Bella W. '24 (NAARA, NHRA)
  • Isabella A. '24 (NHRA)
  • Isabella B. '24 (NHRA)
  • Kira B. '24 (NAARA)
  • Luzia C. '24 (NHRA)
  • Sophia P. '24 (NHRA)

“It’s becoming increasingly hard for students to be ‘seen’ during the college recruitment process," said Tarlin Ray, Senior Vice President of BigFuture at College Board. "We’re exceptionally proud of the National Recognition Programs for celebrating students who are at times overlooked but have shown their outstanding academic abilities. This is a benefit not only for students but also for colleges and universities committed to recruiting diverse and talented students."

Notre Dame Preparatory School

An Independent, Catholic Girls School, Grades 6-12, Sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame