College Board National African American and Hispanic Recognition Program

OCEAN CITY, NJ (September 3, 2021) –  Ocean City High School is honored to announce that a few students have been recognized for the College Board National African American Recognition Program and the National Hispanic Recognition Program, based on their PSAT/NMSQT, and/or AP test scores.

The College Board, which administers the PSAT and SAT among its activities, recognizes academic excellence through its National Recognition Programs. Students selected for this prestigious honor can cite it on their college and scholarship applications. In turn, colleges use the listing of this honor as a way of identifying students from underrepresented groups. The College Board National Recognition Programs create pathways to college for underrepresented students by awarding them academic honors and connecting them with universities across the country.

The following student(s) are College Board National African American Recognition Program Scholar(s):
Grace Thompson, Janeen Louis

The following student(s) are College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar(s):
Charles Costal, Philip Palomeque.

In order to be considered students must take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year, achieve the minimum requested PSAT/NMSQT scores (qualifying level may vary by state each year), earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year, and identify as African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Indigenous and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.

Additional school updates can be found on the district website,