WFHS students and counselors together in school

William Floyd High School College Board National Recognition Program recipients are pictured with their guidance counselors. From left to right are: Kei Roberts and his guidance counselor Amanda Ericksen; Aisha Barrie and Nia Alicea with their guidance counselor Ashley Siebert; and Ethan Morano with his guidance counselor Kerry Brewer.

Four William Floyd High School students – Nia Alicea, Aisha Barrie, Ethan Morano and Kei Roberts – recently earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Program, which is designed to celebrate students’ hard work and showcase their strong academic performances. These four student-scholars received this recognition due to maintaining a stellar grade point average and scoring in the top 10% of New York State test takers on the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) or the PSAT 10. This honor provides an opportunity for students to showcase their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs.

“We are pleased to celebrate our students and recognize them for the great work they have been doing,” said Philip Scotto, principal, William Floyd High School. “We are proud of their strong academic performance in the classroom and on the College Board assessments. This recognition will set them apart and open doors to additional scholarship opportunities in the future.”

Junior Nia Alicea received the National African American Recognition Award and the National Hispanic Recognition Award; junior Aisha Barrie received the National African American Recognition Award; senior Ethan Morano received the National Hispanic Recognition Award; and senior Kei Roberts received the National African American Recognition Award.

Eligible students are invited to apply on BigFuture during their sophomore or junior year and are awarded at the start of the next school year in time to share their achievements in high school as they plan for the future. At the same time, colleges and organizations using College Board’s Student Search Service can connect directly with awardees during the recruitment process. In addition to a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and scoring in the top 10% of all test takers for their state, students must also either attend school in a rural area or small town, or are African American, Black, Hispanic American, Latino or Indigenous/Native.

About College Board
College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the SAT, the Advanced Placement Program, and BigFuture. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.

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