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Perham High School students earn academic honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

Perham High School's Aspen Thiel and Jackson Brown received the National Rural and Small Town Award.

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High school students Aspen Thiel, left, and Jackson Brown received the National Rural and Small Town Award.
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PERHAM — Two Perham High School students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs .

These programs grant underrepresented students who identify as African American, Hispanic American, Indigenous and/or a rural/small town student with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications. They also connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process.

Perham High School's Aspen Thiel and Jackson Brown received the National Rural and Small Town Award.

“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 Perham Public Schools Superintendent Mitch Anderson. “These programs help students from underrepresented backgrounds stand out to colleges during admissions.”

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. They also must identify as one of the aforementioned underrepresented groups.

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“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.”

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