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Marion Central School District Senior Honored By College Board 

Congratulations to Marion’s own Lucas Monroe, who is one of 62,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs.These National Recognition Programs grant students from underrepresented districts 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.

Lucas, a senior, received a National Rural and Small Towns Award. 

“We’re thrilled that Lucas has earned this recognition,” said Shane Dehn, Principal at Marion Junior-Senior High School. “We are very proud of him for his achievements in the classroom and on College Board assessments.”

Lucas earned this recognition by excelling on his PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and for his work in the classroom. 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 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.

“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 who 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.”