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FBCA Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

Renie Deanda
Fort Bend Christian Academy students excelled in College Board assessments and school work to earn these awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students.
Fort Bend Christian Academy 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.
 
Chiara Moretti, Senior: NHRA
Daniel Bassey, Junior: NAARA
Joanna Okusaga, Junior: NAARA
Joshua Ashiofu, Junior: NAARA
Madison Carter, Senior: NAARA
Matthew Schwab, Junior: NHRA
Oksana Arevalo, Junior: NHRA
Sara Sanchez, Junior: NHRA
Sarah Webber, Senior: NAARA

Award Key:
National African American Recognition Award = NAARA
National Hispanic Recognition Award = NHRA
National Rural and Small Town Award = NRSTA
National Indigenous Award = NIA
 
“We’re thrilled that our students have earned this recognition, and we're proud of their achievements in the classroom and on College Board assessments,” said Graham Traylor, FBCA Director of College Counseling.  “These programs help students qualify for scholarships and stand out to colleges during the admissions process. This is one representation of the diversity and academic quality in our school community."

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.
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