Students Awarded with Commended and Academic Honors

Three FBCA Students have been named Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2024 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2024 competition by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. 
National Merit Commended Award Winners
Eniefiok James
Thea Longbottom
Kathryn Volmert
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.
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.
National African American Recognition Award (NAARA)
Jaden Evbomoen
Eniefiok James
Faith Kukoyi
Madison Smith
Ruth Tamuno
Gabriella Valadez
National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
Valentina Covarrubias
Miles Melichar
Emanuel Montoya
Sophia Polasek
Gabriella Valadez
Santiago Zurita
“We’re thrilled for our students, 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 just one representation of the diversity and academic quality in our school community."
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: Fort Bend Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other school-administered programs.