Two Carmi-White County High School 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 (helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and universities
across the country 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.
Students recognized by the College Board were:
● Senior, Andrew May: NRSTA (National Rural and Small Town Award)
● Senior, Devani Mendonca: NRSTA (National Rural and Small Town Award)
“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 Carmi-White County High School Principal, Bart King. “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
“We want to honor the hard work of these students through the College Board National Recognition Programs. This
program creates a way for colleges and scholarship programs to connect directly with underrepresented students who they
are hoping to reach,” said Tarlin Ray, College Board senior vice president of BigFuture. “We hope the award winners and
their families celebrate this prestigious honor and it helps them plan for their big future.”