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Five MV Seniors Earn Academic Honors

Oct 13, 2021 | Blog, Upper School News

Congratulations to Class of 2022 Liam Adams, Austin Taylor, Angelina Tuggle, Channing Hall, and Rediet Yonas who recently earned academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs. These five Mount Vernon seniors were selected out of more than 32,000 students from across the country. Both Liam and Austin were named as National Merit Commended Scholars. Angelina, Channing, and Rediet each received College Board National African American Recognition.

Liam shared, “Receiving this recognition is an incredible honor. It is a physical representation of the hard work my peers and I have put in over the last four years of high school, and has inspired me to work harder in the years to come.

These respective honors are based off of PSAT scoring taken during the students Grade 10 or 11 year. Each earned recognition helps colleges see a range of talent and interests for each student, as well as the potential and power of each student’s curiosity and commitment to learning.

As College Board National African American Recognition honorees, Angelina, Channing, and Rediet each have the opportunity to compete for scholarships to take with them to any college or university next year.

Rediet shared, “I am proud and honored to receive the National Merit Recognition Award, and am thankful to the Mount Vernon staff who helped me achieve this.

In addition to these five seniors, Class of 2023 Conlan Weeks was also named as a College Board National Indigenous Recognition Program Scholar.

Each of these programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications, allowing students to stand out during their college decision process.

Chief Executive Officer of The College Board, David Coleman, shares, “These students have accomplished these milestones in the face of an immensely demanding year – one of disruption, challenge, missed milestones, and loss. In a year of hardship, they demonstrated resilience and an unwavering commitment to owning their future.

Congratulations to all Mustangs on this honor!