Leonardtown, MD- Congratulations to Emma Boelke, Zachary Maldonado, Samantha Mammano, Romeo Norris, and Marcella Somers who are designated as College Board National Recognition Program Scholars. Students earned this distinction based on their remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT.

These academic honors 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.

“We’re thrilled that our students have earned this recognition,” said Mr. Brad Chamberlain, St. Mary’s RykenDean of Academics. “We are very proud of them for their achievements in their classrooms and on College Board assessments.”

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.

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