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September 2, 2022

Granbury High School students were selected as College Board National Recognition Program awardees.  Students earned this recognition because of their academic achievements in school and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and/or AP® Exams. These students accomplished these milestones during an immensely demanding period of their high school career. 

The students who received the National Rural and Small Town Award (NRSTA) are Abiah Wark, Abigail Boyd, Andrew Dias, Anne Barnes, Ava Williamson, Avery Thomas, Ezekiel Shaum, Jack Barefoot, Jillian Tremble, Kameron Wells and Spencer Burnfield.  Andrew Dias and Kameron Wells also received the National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA).


These 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.

“We’re thrilled that our students have earned this recognition. We are very proud of them for their achievements in their classrooms and on College Board assessments,” said Granbury High School Principal Jeremy Ross. “These programs help students from underrepresented backgrounds stand out to colleges during admissions.”

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.  Eligible students will be invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and will be awarded at the beginning of the next school year. Students will receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications.