Montgomery ISD Students Receive Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

Montgomery HS, Lake Creek HS students excel in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn these awards 

Montgomery ISD students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.  

These National Recognition Programs grant students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications to distinguish students to universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect with colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service. 

“We’re thrilled for these outstanding Bears and Lions who have earned these recognitions. We are very proud of them for their achievements in their classrooms and on College Board assessments,” Montgomery ISD Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “These programs recognize hard work and help our students stand out during the college admissions process.” 

According to College Board information, 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 are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town. 

“The recognitions earned by our students are particularly impressive in light of disruptions to the learning environment due to the pandemic,” MISD Board of Trustee Vice-President Laurie Turner. “This is another example of how our teachers and staff worked tirelessly to ensure that our students’ academic performance remained a top priority. I am proud of these remarkable students for representing our school district so well.”  

Eligible students are invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and are awarded at the beginning of the following school year. Students receive their awards in time to include them in their college and scholarship applications.  

Congratulations to these Montgomery ISD honorees! 

Montgomery High School:  

Ana Bolanos Cacho Ramirez: NHRA, NRSTA 
Anthony Kotinek: NRSTA 
Brooke Ruff: NHRA 
Carson Wieghat: NRSTA 
Charley Wernli: NRSTA 
Cole Haynes: NHRA, NRSTA 
Dallas Copeland: NRSTA 
Elle Godfrey: NAARA 
Isabella Fiaschetti: NRSTA 
Isabella Yarnall: NRSTA 
Jaeden Gomez: NHRA, NRSTA 
Keller Bendele: NRSTA 
Kyla Fuller: NRSTA 
Lauren Stephenson: NRSTA, NIA 
Lawson Cook: NRSTA 
Lucas Hyman: NRSTA 
Natalie Benner: NRSTA 
Noah Falcon: NHRA 
Reagan Johnson: NHRA, NRSTA 
Steven Szladewski: NRSTA 
Tessa Peterson: NRSTA 
Zack Zimny: NHRA, NRSTA 

Lake Creek High School:  

Alyssa Allen: NHRA 
Avery Stephens: NRSTA 
Cline Piotrowski: NRSTA 
Emma Gearman: NAARA, NRSTA 
Emma Vanderdoes: NRSTA 
Garrett Dennis: NRSTA 
Holden George: NRSTA 
Jack Hermes: NRSTA 
Jacob Irving: NRSTA 
Jada Freeney: NAARA, NHRA, NRSTA 
James Warren: NRSTA 
Kinsey Williams: NRSTA 
Kyler Smith: NRSTA 
Lawson Mann: NRSTA 
Layton Mann: NRSTA 
Madeline Heinrich: NRSTA 
Sharon Guo: NRSTA 

Award Key:  

National African American Recognition Award = NAARA 
National Hispanic Recognition Award = NHRA 
National Rural and Small Town Award = NRSTA