Sussex Academy Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

Sussex Academy students excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn these awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students

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Georgetown, DE – Sussex Academy 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 students were recognized:

Adelle Leebel: NRSTAAnshu Sharda: NRSTABrooke Farrell: NRSTADylan Thomas: NRSTAJacqueline Thomas: NRSTAJulia Rial: NHRA, NRSTALeigha Truitt: NRSTALilian Manlove: NRSTAMegan Raines: NRSTANatalie Benz: NRSTASarah Moreno: NHRAZach Yenovkian: NRSTAAward 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 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 Eric Anderson, Head of School. “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; 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 Big Future. “We hope the award winners and their families celebrate this prestigious honor and it helps them plan for their big future.”


About Sussex AcademySussex Academy is a public charter, tuition free school offering an accelerated academic program for the students of Delaware in grades kindergarten through twelve.  The mission of Sussex Academy is to foster academic achievement and social responsibility in a small school environment where students participate in a highly accelerated college preparatory program that prepares them for the technological and global mindedness needed for the 21st century and that instills ethical conduct and service to others in their day-to-day lives.