Elijah Jones, Gabrielle Wilson, Mikko Hendricks, Miriam Lopez, and Soley Gevorgiz
De La Salle Institute students excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn these awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students
CHICAGO – De La Salle Institute (De La Salle) students have earned academic honors from the College Board 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 meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service.
De La Salle is honored to recognize:
- Elijah Jones: NAARA (Heritage Leadership Academy)
- Gabrielle Wilson: NAARA (Lasalle II Language Academy)
- Mikko Hendricks: NAARA (Children of Peace Catholic School)
- Miriam Lopez: NHRA (Immaculate Conception)
- Soley Gevorgiz: NAARA, NHRA (Polaris Charter Academy)
“We’re thrilled that our students have earned this recognition. We are very proud of them for their achievements in their classrooms and on College Board assessments,” said Principal Thomas Schergen ’97. “These programs help students from every background stand out to colleges during admissions.”
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 will be invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and will be awarded at the beginning of the next school year. Students will receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications.
“We want to honor the hard work of these students through the College Board National Recognition Programs. This program creates a way for colleges and scholarship programs to connect directly with underrepresented students who they are hoping to reach,” said Tarlin Ray, College Board senior vice president of BigFuture. “We hope the award winners and their families celebrate this prestigious honor and it helps them plan for their big future.”
De La Salle Institute’s mission is to provide a high quality Catholic college preparatory education by instilling the core Lasallian values of faith, service, community, and social justice. From first-class educators to college bound global citizens, De La Salle’s location in the heart of Chicago means our students enter to learn and leave ready to serve.