Eastside Catholic School is proud to announce that senior Linda N. and junior Zoe H. were selected for the College Board’s National African American Recognition Program (NAARP). Like the National Merit Scholarship program, the NAARP recognizes African American students for their academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT and communicates their achievements to more than 1,500 colleges across the country.
"This is an incredible achievement, and we are extremely proud of both Linda and Zoe's hard work," High School Principal Ryan Aiello said. "We are extremely proud of both Linda and Zoe's hard work and accomplishments, both in and out of the classroom."
NAARP eligibility requires that students take the PSAT/NMSQT during their sophomore or junior year, identify as African American, achieve the required PSAT Selection Index score and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
College Board recognized 62,000 students through the College Board National Recognition Programs for excelling in their classrooms and on College Board assessments. More than 180,000 students from all 50 states were eligible to apply for the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs reward students with academic honors that can be shared on college and scholarship applications. 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.