Four Penn Manor High School seniors have been honored with national recognition awards from the College Board.
Blessing Mmugambi and Gertrude Moenga received National African American Recognition Awards; Maximillian Ponton received a National Hispanic Recognition Award; and Wyatt Rohrer received a National Indigenous Recognition Award.
They are among 62,000 students from across the United States who earned the academic honors, which are designed to help improve college admissions among underrepresented student populations.
To be eligible, students must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and excel in the PSAT/NMSQT test or earn a score of 3 or higher on two or more advanced placement exams. The College Board administers the PSAT, SAT and AP tests.
The National Recognition Awards can help students stand out in the college admissions and scholarship application process. Students can apply for the awards in their junior or sophomore years.
Blessing is the daughter of Mercy and Musa Mmugambi of Willow Street. She plans to continue her education by majoring in accounting or finance in college.
Max is the son of Jackeline and Joseph Ponton of Millersville. He plans to study theatre arts in college.
Gertrude is the daughter of Jane and Evan Moenga of Manor Township. She plans to major in psychology in college.
Wyatt is the son of Mary and Doug Rohrer of Manor Township. He plans to major in finance in college.
Congratulations to these four students!
From left, Wyatt Rohrer, Gertrude Moenga, Blessing Mmugambi and Maximillian Ponton