Cristian Perez '23 Earns Academic Honor

For Immediate Release: Sept. 6, 2022

Delone Catholic Student Awarded with Academic Honor from College Board National Recognition Programs

Delone Catholic High School student excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn this award, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students.

McSherrystown, PA – Delone Catholic High School senior Cristian Perez has earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Program. This National Recognition program grants underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service.

Cristian is the son of Juan Perez and Jacqueline Perez of Hampstead, Md. 

“We’re thrilled that Cristian has earned this recognition. We are very proud of him for his achievement in the classroom and on College Board assessments,” said Principal William Lippe. “These programs help students from underrepresented backgrounds stand out to colleges when admissions decisions are made..”

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, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.

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

“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.”

Cristian '23 with Principal Lippe