Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

September 2, 2022 (Crosby, TX) - Congratulations to 12 Crosby High School students, out of 62,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs! These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included in college and scholarship applications. Students can also connect with universities across the country, helping them stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups through the College Board’s Student Search Service.

The following CHS seniors have been recognized as College Board National Recognition Program awardees:

Abigail Trevino: NHRA
Alexandra Diaz: NHRA, NRSTA
Janeth Loredo: NHRA
Kali Crawford: NRSTA
Kerigan Smith: NRSTA
Mason McDonald: NRSTA
Roman Penunuri: NHRA, NRSTA
Ryan Murrin: NHRA
Sebastian Godinez: NHRA
James Spencer Mendez: NAARA, NHRA, NRSTA
Allison Bennett: NAARA
Tristen Flores: NHRA

Pictured: James Spencer Mendez, NAARA, NHRA, NRSTA, and Principal Davila.

Pictured: Allison Bennett, NAARA, and CHS Associate Principal, Ms. Vallot.

Pictured: Abigail Trevino, NHRA; Janeth Loredo, NHRA; Alexandra Diaz, NHRA, NRSTA; Principal Davila; Roman Penunuri, NHRA, NRSTA; Sebastian Godinez, NHRA; James Spencer Mendez, NAARA, NHRA, NRSTA; and Tristen Flores, NHRA.

Pictured: Mason McDonald, NRSTA; Kerigan Smith, NRSTA; Alexandra Diaz, NHRA, NRSTA; Principal Davila; Kali Crawford, NRSTA; Roman Penunuri, NHRA, NRSTA; and James Spencer Mendez, NAARA, NHRA, NRSTA.

Award Key:

National African American Recognition Award = NAARA

National Hispanic Recognition Award = NHRA

National Rural and Small Town Award = NRSTA

National Indigenous Award = NIA

“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 Crosby High School Principal, Mr. Jason Davila. “These programs help students from underrepresented backgrounds stand out to colleges during admissions. We can’t wait to celebrate their achievements.”

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.”

Crosby ISD serves the needs of more than 6700 children in the communities of Crosby and Barrett Station in East Harris County, Texas. Our mission is to produce literate, responsible citizens capable of learning and applying academic and social skills successfully in any life setting. For more information, visit