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Three seniors receive National Recognition Awards

Three KCD students from the class of 2024 earned academic honors from The College Board’s National Recognition Programs this year! 
Briah Hawker and Violeta Higuera received National Hispanic Recognition Awards (NHRA) and Symone Jackson received a National African American Recognition Award (NAARA).

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.

Eligible students apply on BigFuture. They have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. They’re the top 10% of PSAT/NMSQT® or PSAT™ 10 assessment takers in each state for each program, or have earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP® Exams. They either attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or Indigenous/Native. They’re invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year. Students who are awarded recognition will be notified at the beginning of the following school year.

Congratulations, Bearcats!
    • Briah, Violeta, and Symone

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