Five Merion Mercy Academy students are among the 62,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board's National Recognition Programs. We congratulate Ashley Gomes '24, Hailey Hendricks '24, Jonae Thomas '24 and Layoni Baldwin '23 who received the National African American Recognition Award, and Sophia Taberne '24 who earned the National Hispanic Recognition Award. 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 stand out during the admissions process.
Gomes, Hendricks, Thomas, Baldwin and Taberne earned this recognition by excelling on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in their classrooms. 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 are invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year, and are awarded at the beginning of the next school year.