Sixteen Valley Stream Central High School students have been selected College Board National Recognition Program awardees. College Board is a nonprofit organization that expands access to higher education by connecting students to college-readiness programs.
Emily Martinez, Pedro Davila and Sophia Marinez received the National Hispanic Recognition Award; Bryce Barbot, Cameron Charles, Djeynaba Sakho, Evan Bennett, Gabrielle Laurent, Kayode Okeybiyi, Mikaelle Cesar, Nevaeh Falconer, Nylah Henry, Soleil Volel and Tolulope Diyaolu earned National African American Recognition awards; and Cliff Cadet, Layla Smith earned both awards.
Criteria for this distinction is based on academic achievement in school as well as outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 and/or Advanced Placement exams. The accolades are intended for placement on the students’ respective college applications in order to identify exemplary students from historically underrepresented groups.
“We are so proud of our students for their hard work in gaining this recognition,” said Principal Candace Hugee. “Programs such as College Board are so essential because they help our District offer equitable access to higher education for all students. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these bright students!”