Elder Earns College Board Award


Congratulations to Graves County High School senior Natalie Elder, one of the students from across the country, to earn 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 college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, 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.

Natalie Elder earned the National Rural and Small Town Award by excelling on her PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in the classroom. 

Students who may be eligible for recognition through the College Board 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.

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