CHS celebrates students awarded with academic honors

Left to right are Nick Holland, Elianna Hollis, Ashton Lambert, Nora Sheffield and Cole Carden. (Cullman High School)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Students at Cullman High School recently earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students’ hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.

At Cullman High School, five students received academic honors. Nick Holland, Elianna Hollis, Ashton Lambert and Cole Carden received the National Rural or Small Town Recognition Award, and Nora Sheffield received the National Rural or Small Town Recognition Award along with the National Hispanic Recognition Award.  

“We’re thrilled to celebrate our students and recognize them for the great work they’ve been doing. We’re proud of their strong academic performance in the classroom and on College Board assessments like the PSAT/NMSQT and AP exams,” Allison Tuggle, Cullman High School principal. “There’s so much that makes our students unique, and receiving this honor reinforces this as an asset for their future.”

The criteria for eligible students includes:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • PSAT/NMSQT assessment scores that are within the top 10% of assessment takers in each state for each award program or earned a score of 3 or higher on 2 or more AP Exams in ninth and 10th grade
  • Attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino or Indigenous/Native