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Seven IWA Students Earn National Recognition

We are thrilled to share the news that seven Incarnate Word Academy students have received national honors from the College Board.

Anthonia Ogbo '23 and Mackenzie Peugh '23 have been named College Board National African-American Program Scholars. Julia Fisher '23, Mary Flaherty '23, Iman Haddad '23, Leila Khan '23 and Xiomara Salinas '23 are College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. All students earned the distinctions based on their remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT.

"Being nationally recognized is another achievement the girls can add to their academic resume. When thinking ahead for college application season next year, these girls can acknowledge and early academic achievement that will help them stand out in the application process, which is particularly important when students apply to highly selective colleges and universities. This is another opportunity to bring equity to the college-going process."

The College Board's  National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications. This year, the College Board recognized 32,000 students from across the country in its National Recognition Program.

"We are so proud of these young women for this accomplishment," said Andrea Smith, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, IWA's principal. "Their achievement is a testament to their dedicated scholarship and abilities. They are outstanding ambassadors for our academic programs, and we look forward to their continued success. Congratulations, ladies!"

Each of the young women received a certificate announcing her as a National Recognition Program Scholar. 

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