West Chicago Community High School seniors Emily Ayala, Lola Browning, and Charles Cardenas, all of West Chicago, have been identified as College Board National Recognition Program Scholars. The scores of these students were in the top 2.5% in the region among African American or Hispanic/Latinx students from the PSAT/NMSQT test taken last October.
To be eligible for recognition, students must take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year. They must achieve the minimum requested scores, earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year, and must identify as African American or Hispanic/Latinx.
The College Board National Recognition Program is an academic honor that can be included on college applications. It is not a scholarship, but colleges use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups who have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT and in their classrooms.