Redmond Proficiency Academy Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

Seven Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. 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.

The following RPA students earned honors in the Rural/Small Town award category:

Senior Benjamin Barrie, senior Vanya Crumrine, senior Jarren Dewhitt, senior Sarah Eng-Kryston, senior Richard Louvar, senior Jackson Patron, and Kinsey Newell, who graduated in 2022.

“We are excited that our students have earned this important recognition and are proud of their achievements in the classroom and on College Board Assessments,” said RPA Executive Director Jon Bullock. “We are looking forward to seeing how they use these honors to their advantage as they plan for their post-high school futures.” 

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 Latinx, 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,” said RPA High School Counselor Justin Calbreath. “This program creates a way for colleges and scholarship programs to connect directly with underrepresented students who they are hoping to reach.”

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