GCISD Students in National Recognition Programs
Posted on 11/02/2020

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is proud to announce that 14 members of the Class of 2021 have been identified as College Board National Recognition Program Scholars. This program creates pathways to college for students from underrepresented communities by awarding them academic honors and connecting them with universities across the country.
These students scored in the top 2.5% of Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test  (PSAT/NMSQT) test takers who identify as one or more of the following: African American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, or attend school in a rural area, or are from a small town.

In order to be eligible for this distinction, students must take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year, achieve the minimum requested PSAT/NMSQT scores (qualifying level may vary by state each year), earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year, and identify as African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.

More information on the programs, including organizations that serve as advisers for each program, can be found on the College Board website.

GCISD’s complete list of recipients includes: 

National African American Recognition Program
Jasmin Ashley - Grapevine High School
Ana Assaad - Colleyville Heritage High School
Safaa Hassan - Colleyville Heritage High School
Isys McGee - Colleyville Heritage High School
Alyssa Mitchell - Colleyville Heritage High School
Nicole Obeng - Colleyville Heritage High School

National Hispanic Recognition Program
Alana Gaughan - Colleyville Heritage High School
Sarah Hatch - Colleyville Heritage High School
Nicolas Heredia - Grapevine High School
Cade Leverett - Grapevine High School
Gavin Maxwell - Colleyville Heritage High School
Mark Poveda - Grapevine High School
Isabella Ruepprich - Collegiate Academy at TCC Northeast
Sofia Valverde - Grapevine High School

National Indigenous Recognition Program
Gavin Maxwell - Colleyville Heritage High School