College Board Honors BT Students

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Blessed Trinity students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. 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 Cathy Lancaster, Principal of Blessed Trinity. “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. 

“By awarding students who excel academically with honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs, our aim is to create pathways to college for underrepresented students,” said Steve Bumbaugh, College Board senior vice president of College & Career Access. “We hope this inspires many more students to work toward this recognition.”

The following Blessed Trinity students have been recognized:

College Board National African American Recognition Program Scholar 

  • Carmen Sotunde

College Board National Indigenous Recognition Program Scholar

  • Alexander Agcaoili

College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars

  • Abigail Anastasia
  • Alexander Agcaoili
  • Alexandra Cabrera
  • Catherine Mulcahey
  • Diana Soza
  • Montserrat Elizarraras
  • Sara Ballesteros
  • Sophia Karampelas