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National Recognition from College Board 2023

For Immediate Release: 9/14/23



O’Fallon Township High School Celebrates Students Awarded with Academic Honors from

College Board National Recognition Programs



O’Fallon, Illinois – Students at O’Fallon Township High School 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. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.


At OTHS, 9 students received this academic honor. (See names below)

• Danae Tyus: NAARA
• Eden Rochman: NAARA
• Elias Donohue: NHRA
• Ella Hubler-Marti: NAARA
• Emily Fernandez: NHRA
• Gavyn Quigley: NRSTA
• Grace Johnson: NHRA
• Mia Hoyte: NHRA
• Mihret Wade: NAARA

Award Key:
National African American Recognition Award (NAARA)
National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
National Rural and Small Town Award (NRSTA)
National Indigenous Award (NIA)


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.


Eligible students are invited to apply on BigFuture 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.