Students from Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens can boast about their academic achievement after being recognized Aug. 30 by the College Board, which singled out nine students for performing well on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test and/or Advanced Placement exam.
The school celebrated the young scholars’ accomplishments, calling them “a reflection of the commitment and passion that Monsignor Edward Pace High School establishes in their students so they may achieve academic success,” according to a media release.
The College Board administers standardized tests to help students prepare for college and recognizes those like the Spartans who score in the top 10 percent for the PSAT or earn a 3 or higher on the AP exam or the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and have a 3.5 GPA.
The national recognition program’s awards are given to students who are Black/African American; Hispanic/Latino; Indigenous or from rural or small towns. Test takers self-identify their ethnic or racial backgrounds on the exams, and those who place well may be eligible for scholarships and college credits.
From left: Justin Bridges; Sewan Ali; Maria Alfonso; Kenya Charles; Daniel Bar-Chen; Alexandra Creed; Emile Myers; Roberto Gilbert and Huddleston Cottiere.