Day School Senior Designated College Board National Recognition Program Scholar

Evansville Day School senior Alayna Rodgers was awarded the prestigious designation of College Board National Recognition Programs Scholar. The honor is given to students who score in the top 2.5% of the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) who attend school in a rural area or small town or identify as African American, Indigenous, Hispanic American or Latinx. Scholars must also earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year.

"It felt pretty great winning this award,” Rodgers said. “However, I do know that I was able to achieve this award because I was given opportunities that other kids may not have, so I feel grateful that I am fortunate.” 

Rodgers received an award letter and certificate for excellence in academic achievement to include in her college and scholarship applications. 

The College Board is a not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity, made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions. The College Board National Recognition Programs (CBRP) create pathways to college for students from underrepresented communities by awarding them academic honors and connecting them with universities and scholarship programs across the country.

Evansville Day School is the area’s only independent school, focused on a world-class education and preparing students for a successful life beyond the classroom by fostering skills such as balance, resilience, global mindedness, and entrepreneurial learning. Evansville Day School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States.