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32 D.202 students named College Board National Recognition Scholars

college board recognition logoThirty-two District 202 high school seniors have earned recognition as scholars in the 2023 National Hispanic Recognition Program, the National African American Recognition Program, and National Indigenous Program based on their excellent academic performance.

Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher; who have excelled on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more Advanced Placement exams, and are African American, Black, or Hispanic American or Latinx or Indigenous/Native are invited to apply for the recognition.

These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications.

Colleges use the distinction to identify academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous/Native and African American students.

There is no scholarship awarded with this College Board-sponsored program.

This year’s honorees are:

Plainfield High School – Central Campus

  • Layla Forrest: National African American Recognition Award
  • Kayla Garcia: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Ellianna Gashi: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Nathan Imig: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Jonah Mburu: National African American Recognition Award
  • Phellip Meza: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Orlando Ortega: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Brooke Plowman: National Indigenous Award
  • Isabella Torres: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Alexandra Valadez: National Hispanic Recognition Award

Plainfield South High School

  • Ellen Abbott: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Deniz Favela: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Farooq Hamza: National African American Recognition Award
  • Janelle Nelson: National Indigenous Award
  • Chelsea Osei: National African American Recognition Award

Plainfield North High School

  • Esther Akinyoade: National African American Recognition Award
  • Chase Bell: National African American Recognition Award
  • Alyssa Diedrick: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Madisen Elam: National African American Recognition Award
  • Angela Ennin: National African American Recognition Award
  • Alexandra Eydenberg: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Daniel Lee: National African American Recognition Award, National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Sasha Llanes Kaminski: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Katia Ortiz: National Hispanic Recognition Award

Plainfield East High School

  • Rachel Banjo: National African American Recognition Award
  • Diego Fallad: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Erick Valadez Hernandez: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Amari McGill: National African American Recognition Award
  • Michala Oten: National African American Recognition Award
  • Isabella Ramirez: National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • LaShara Som: National African American Recognition Award
  • Andres Vega: National Hispanic Recognition Award

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