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Feisal Kiiru ’22 Earns College Board National Recognition

Rudy Brandl

Congratulations to Wardlaw+Hartridge senior Feisal Kiiru ’22, who is one of 32,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s 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 stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups through College Board’s Student Search Service.

Feisal earned this recognition by excelling on his PSAT/NMSQT Exams and in the classroom. Students who may be eligible for this honor 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 are invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year, and are awarded at the beginning of the next school year.

"By awarding students who excel academically with honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs, our aim is to create pathways to college for underrepresented students,” said Steve Bumbaugh, College Board senior vice president of College & Career Access. “We hope this inspires many more students to work toward this recognition.” 

Feisal will be able to share this honor with his intended colleges as he pursues a degree in Economics. We wish him and all the seniors the best as they continue their college process!