Sylvia ChenSylvia Chen, a senior at New Albany High School, is one of 72,000 students from across the country who earned academic honors from College Board’s National Recognition Programs! She received the National Rural and Small Town Award.  The National Recognition Programs honor the strong academic achievements of underrepresented students. They’re an easy way for students to showcase their hard work in high school. The programs not only benefit students. They also benefit colleges looking to recruit diverse, talented students.

The National Recognition Programs help students like Chen find ways to celebrate that. Eligible students have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; are in the top 10% of PSAT/NMSQT® or PSAT™ 10 assessment takers in each state for each program; and attend school in a rural area or small town.