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Bontempo earns College Board honors

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CONVOY — Crestview High School senior Payton Bontempo has earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.

Payton Bontempo earned a pair of academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. Crestview photo

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.

Bontempo earned the Rural and Small Town Recognition and National African American Recognition upon the completion of the PSAT.

“This is an outstanding recognition for an outstanding young lady,” Crestview High School Principal Dave Bowen said. “We are proud of Payton and her accomplishment along with the positive contributions she makes to our school climate and culture. She is building a strong foundation to be successful in life,”

Students who may be eligible have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of three 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 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.

“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.”

POSTED: 10/01/21 at 3:46 am. FILED UNDER: News