National Recognition

The students and their awards are Aevin Howard (National Indigenous Award), and Emma Miller and Hayden Johnson (National Rural and Small Town Award).

They are among only 62,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s programs, which grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications.

Students earned this recognition by excelling on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in their classrooms. Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the national standardized tests, 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, or attend school in a rural area or small town.

Miller is the daughter of Kari and Arden Miller of Monroe. She is also a National Merit Commended Student. Johnson is the son of Fran and Keith Johnson of Bastrop. Howard is the son of Stephanie Davis and Ryan Howard of West Monroe.