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Amazing news! Two Athens High School seniors earned academic honors from the prestigious College Board National Recognition Programs. Antonio Castillo received the National Hispanic Recognition Award and the National Rural and Small Town Award. Addison Maytubby received the National Indigenous Award and the National Rural and Small Town Award. These awards recognize high-performing students and help them stand out to colleges.

“Being recognized by the College Board is an enormous achievement that requires nothing short of academic excellence,” said AHS Principal Jason Iglehart. “We’re very proud of Addison and Antonio.”

The criteria for eligible students include:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  • PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 assessment scores that are within the top 10 percent of assessment takers in our state for each award program — or earned a score of three or higher on two or more AP exams in 9th and 10th grade.

  • Attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, or Indigenous/Native.

Eligible students are invited to apply at during their sophomore or junior year and are awarded at the start of the next school year in time to share their achievements in high school as they plan for the future.