Seven Trinity Hall students have been recognized for their academic performance on a national level.
Two Trinity Hall students, Colleen Yurcisin ‘23 and Reece Jones ‘23, have been named Commended Students by the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). This year, 34,000 students throughout the nation have been recognized as Commended Students based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Approximately 1.5 million high school students took the PSAT/NMSQT in 2021; students who receive this honor are in the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition.
Five Trinity Hall students have earned academic honors from one of the College Board National Recognition Programs based on their performance both in school and on standardized testing in the 2021-2022 school year. Alyse Borras ‘23, Jane Farrow ‘23, Ella Gorman ‘23, Camila Monzon ‘23 and Nicole Waxman ‘24 were selected as recipients of the National Hispanic Recognition Award. Being students of Hispanic descent and attending school in a small town made these students eligible for this award. These five students have also met the requirements of a GPA of 3.5 or higher, having excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams. The 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.
“We are so proud of our students for earning these academic recognitions that highlight all of their hard work and dedication to their education,” said Alyssa Morreale, director of college counseling at Trinity Hall. “Our curriculum emphasizes college preparedness for all of our students, and the students' strong performances on the PSAT/NMSQT further demonstrate their academic excellence.”
“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic environment, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
“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.”