Gray Stone students honored by College Board

Published 2:12 pm Friday, September 15, 2023

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Students at Gray Stone Day School have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students’ work in high school and showcase their academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.

Anna Lynn Carter, Autumn Misenheimer, Dawson Raynes, Elijah McSwain, Haleigh Freeman, Joseph McLaughlin, June Barney, Madison Martin, Matayah Grubbs, Michael Burleson and Wesley Rodgers are among the 72,000 students across the nation who have earned this academic honor.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this prestigious achievement for our students and recognize their strong academic performance in the classroom and on the College Board assessments like the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 and AP exams,” said Gray Stone Principal Jeff Walter. “This recognition is a reflection of their hard work and dedication to our commitment to provide a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in a rural setting that prepares students for post-secondary opportunities.”

Students may be eligible for this recognition if they have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; are African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, or Indigenous/Native, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.

“It is becoming increasingly hard for students to be seen during the college recruitment process. We’re exceptionally proud of the National Recognition Programs for celebrating students who are at times overlooked but have shown their outstanding academic abilities,” said Tarlin Ray, senior vice president of BigFuture at College Board. “This is a benefit not only for students but also for colleges and universities committed to recruiting diverse and talented students.”

Gray Stone Day School is a public charter school and free to attend.