GHC Celebrates Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

GHC Celebrates Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs
Jessica Villeda

Awards recognize high-performing students and help them stand out to colleges 

Students at Granada Hills Charter (GHC) earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Program. These programs celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for young scholars to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit exceptional talent.

At GHC, 44 students received the academic honor:

Aaron Morejon: NHRA

Christopher Osgood: NHRA

Isabel Hicks: NHRA

Raphael Alejandro Caballero Merariu: NHRA

Andrea Escobar: NHRA

David Aldana: NHRA

Jacob Osterhaus - Flores: NHRA

Robert Llamas: NHRA

Andres Aguilera Torres: NHRA

Denzel Perdomo: NHRA

Katherine Santiago: NHRA

Sabina Puertas: NHRA

Anna-Carolina Knapp: NHRA

Eliany Cotto: NHRA

Katherine Lopez: NHRA

Shannon Clarke: NHRA

Anneliese Ballesteros: NHRA

Elsa Ludena: NHRA

Luba Zancoli: NHRA

Sofia Celis: NHRA

Anthony Jekki: NHRA

Emma Kavcioglu: NHRA

Luis Estrada: NHRA

Sofia Rodriguez: NHRA

Arielle Kalwak: NHRA

Evelia Gonzalez: NHRA

Makyla Cervantes: NHRA

Sofia Duenas: NHRA

Audrey Miller: NHRA

Ezra Torres-Poggio: NHRA, NIA

Massimo Genna: NHRA, NIA

Tristan Escalante Portillo: NHRA

Bianka Gomez Vasquez: NHRA

Gabriel Snyder: NHRA

Matias Sarjeant: NHRA

Xavier Shaw: NAARA

Britton McLinn: NAARA

Isaac Fajardo: NHRA

Michael Valadez: NHRA

Yaretzi Montero Ortiz: NHRA

Christina Chavez: NHRA

Isabel Cabral: NHRA

Nicholas Jarrin: NHRA

Yasmine Gomez: NHRA

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 to celebrate our students and recognize them for the great work they’ve been doing. We’re proud of their strong academic performance in the classroom and on College Board assessments,” said Ms. Howelman, Administrative Director, High School. “There’s so much that makes our students unique, and receiving this honor reinforces this as an asset for their future.”

Eligible students are invited to apply on Big Future during their sophomore or junior year and are awarded at the start of the next school year in time to share their achievements in high school as they plan for the future. At the same time, colleges and organizations using 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.”

These 44 students are proof that with determination, focus, and a passion for learning, hard work pays off. The College Board National Recognition Programs have shone a spotlight on their fitting achievements. Congratulations, Highlanders, on this well-deserved recognition!