Red River High student receives a rare nod from the National College Board

Samuel Tates a senior at Red River High has proven time and again that he is a very talented young man when it comes to academic acheivements, yet this time he was recognized from one of the most prestigious platforms out there. Tates received acknowledgement from the 2023 College Board National Recognition Program receiving the National African American Recognition Award (NAARA) and the National Rural and Small Town Award (NRSTA) .

The criteria for eligible students include:
*GPA of 3.5 or higher.
*PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 assessment scores that are within the top 10% of assessment takers in each state for each award program or earned a score of 3 or higher on 2 or more AP Exams in 9th and 10th grade.
*Attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, or Indigenous/Native.

It’s becoming increasingly hard for students to be ‘seen’ during the college recruitment process. “We’re exceptionally proud of the hard work Samuel demonstrates and glad he is being recognized as many are overlooked despite having established outstanding academic abilities. This is a benefit not only for students but also for colleges and universities committed to recruiting diverse and talented students. We’re proud of you Samuel, keep working hard and the future will be bright.” Kyle Wren, RRHS Counselor, stated.