Press release by Michigan City Area Schools:

Twelve Michigan City High School students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students’ hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance on the PSAT and AP exams.

To be eligible for recognition, students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, PSAT scores within the top 10% in their category, or earn a score of 3 or higher on 2 or more AP exams in 9th and 10th grade. Students must also attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American, Hispanic, or Native American.

MCHS students receiving honors through the program include Adam Hida, Bailey Chavis, David Serrano, Gabriel Heichel, Hannah Parker, Jordan Campbell, Madelyn Shinn, Madison Gresham, Nathan Groszek, Samantha Krueger, Sophia Barczak, and Stephanie Ramirez.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate these students and recognize them for the great work they’ve been doing,” said Michigan City Area Schools K-12 College & Career Coordinator Aaron Garrett. “There’s so much that makes our students unique, and receiving this honor reinforces this. It is an asset as they plan for their future.”

Eligible students are invited to apply for the recognition program at during their sophomore or junior year. Colleges and other organizations using the College Board’s Student Search Service can connect directly with awardees during the recruitment process.

“It’s becoming increasingly hard for students to be ‘seen’ during the college recruitment process. We’re exceptionally proud of the National Recognition Programs for celebrating students who are at times overlooked but have shown their outstanding academic abilities,” said Tarlin Ray, senior vice president of BigFuture at College Board. “This is a benefit not only for students but also for colleges and universities committed to recruiting diverse and talented students.”