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Nine RCDS Students Earn College Board National Recognitions

Ricardo Coates ’23,  Lauren Kim ’23, Ade Larsen ’23, Dante Tabossi Zugman ’23, Sebastian Briano ’24, Sofia Castaneda ’24, Max Garcia-Tunon ’24, Sameer Hirani ’24, and Sarah Rivas ’24 are among the 62,000 students from across the country who earned academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on their college and scholarship applications, helping them stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups through College Board’s Student Search Service.
These recognitions are earned by excelling in school and on the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams. Eligible students 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.

  • Ricardo Coates ’23 - National African American Recognition Award (NAARA)
  • Lauren (Lolly) Kim ’23 - National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
  • Ade Larsen ’23 - National African American Recognition Award (NAARA), National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
  • Dante Tabossi Zugman ’23 - National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
  • Sebastian Briano ’24 - National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
  • Sofia Castaneda ’24 - National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
  • Max Garcia-Tunon ’24 -National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
  • Sameer Hirani ’24 - National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
  • Sarah Rivas ’24 - National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)

Congratulations to our honorees!

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