Bellarmine Preparatory School Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

Bellarmine Preparatory School students excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn these awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students
Tacoma, WA – Bellarmine students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service.
The following student(s) have been awarded recognition (award key below):
Ben Fowlkes: NAARA
Betty Roberts: NAARA
Clarisse Fowlkes: NAARA
Jack Jolibois: NIA
Jayce Gallegos: NHRA
Jonas Salazar: NHRA
Jordan Salazar: NHRA
Lucia Zima: NHRA
Nicholas Evans: NAARA
Owen Heisel: NIA
Rebecka Zerom: NAARA
Sophia Mclain: NHRA
Taylor Johnson: NHRA
“We are excited to recognize these students for their outstanding academic achievements.  Additionally, these students have participated and led others in our co-curricular program.   Students, we are so proud of you!” said Principal Cindy Davis.

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; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.
Eligible students will be invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and will be awarded at the beginning of the next school year. Students will receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications.
“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.”

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