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WAHS Senior Awarded With Academic Honor from College Board National Recognition Program

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September 09, 2022 | Awards & Celebrations

A photo of Miah Jones.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (SEPTEMBER 8, 2022) — Williamsport Area High School senior Miah Jones has earned an academic honor from the College Board National Recognition Programs.

Recognized for her academic excellence and strong performance on College Board assessments, Jones was awarded the National African American Recognition Award.

“We’re thrilled for Miah on earning this award,” said Principal Dr. Justin Ross. “We are extremely proud of her achievements and congratulate her on this very deserving recognition.”

Serving on her class’s executive board, Jones also is a second-year captain of the girls soccer team and a concert orchestra member. Her course load includes honors courses, such as AP English and AP Chemistry. She’s also earning college credit in math through the Penn College NOW dual enrollment program offered at the high school.

The College Board’s 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.

 “We want to honor the hard work of these students through the College Board National Recognition Programs. This program creates a way for colleges and scholarship programs to connect directly with underrepresented students who they are hoping to reach,” said Tarlin Ray, College Board senior vice president of BigFuture. “We hope the award winners and their families celebrate this prestigious honor and it helps them plan for their big future.”


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