Five Penn Manor High School seniors have been honored with national recognition awards for academic achievement from the College Board.
Gershom Magutu, Jireh Ellis, Londyn Scott and Slyvia Moenga each received a National African American Recognition Award, and Anayah Rosa received a National Hispanic 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.
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.
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.
Gershom is the son of Tom Nyakeriga and Emmaculate Machgu of Manor Township. After high school, he plans to study biology/pre-med in college.
Jireh is the daughter of Dayona and Garrett Ellis of Millersville. After high school, she plans to study psychology in college.
Londyn is the son of Dana Gibbs and James Scott of Manor Township. After high school, he plans to study law in college.
Slyvia is the daughter of Jane and Evan Moenga of Manor Township. After high school, she plans to study premed in college.
Anayah is the daughter of Enid and Robert Rosa of Millersville. After high school, she plans to study engineering in college.
Congratulations to these five students!
Not pictured: Londyn Scott