Eufaula High School students have earned academic honors from the College
Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant
underrepresented students academic awards that can be included on college and scholarship
applications. They connect students with universities across the country, helping them connect
to colleges and stand out during admissions. 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.
Merly Hernandez-Diaz has been granted the National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA).
Anna Elizabeth (Annie) Wingate has been granted the National Rural and Small Town Award
“We’re thrilled that Merly and Annie have earned this recognition. We are extremely proud of
them for their achievements and hard work in their classrooms, outside of their classrooms, and
on College Board assessments,” said Joey Brannan, superintendent of Eufaula City Schools.
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 are invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and are awarded at
the beginning of the next school year. Students 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 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.”