A giant future now awaits six college students from Morgantown Excessive Faculty.
BigFuture is the web information administered by the nationwide School Board to assist college students prepare for training and life after highschool.
Some $14 million in scholarships although the BigFuture program have been awarded to greater than 14,000 college students throughout the U.S. since its founding in 2018, the group mentioned.
College students should rating within the prime 10% of their preliminary SAT to high quality, together with holding down a 3.5 grade-point common — whereas additionally having taken at the least two Superior Placement exams with scores of three or above.
Together with their lecturers, they have to additionally determine as African American or Black, Hispanic or Latino, Indigenous or Native, or attend highschool in a rural space or small city.
The MHS recipients:
• Belicia McKendall: Nationwide African American Recognition Award
• Evelyn Sullivan: Nationwide Rural and Small City Award
• Jaiden Twyman: Nationwide African American Recognition Award
• Joshua Stueckle: Nationwide Rural and Small City Award
• Sydney Frazier: Nationwide African American Recognition Award
• Tanner St. Jean: Nationwide African American Recognition Award
Whereas it’s about tutorial rigor, the BigFuture program is simply as a lot about extending a hand for help, mentioned Tarlin Ray, who oversees this system by the School Board.
This system was nonetheless studying to stroll when COVID hit in 2020. The pandemic, Ray mentioned, precipitated some fast pivoting out of necessity.
“College students want a reputable information to navigate right this moment’s challenges,” Ray mentioned.
That meant, he mentioned, streamlining search engines like google whereas additionally giving new definitions and parameters to the analytics.
Which is sweet, mentioned Becky Berry, the MHS instructor who works with BigFuture in Mon’s faculty district.
Nonetheless, she mentioned, some issues don’t want refining.
College students who work onerous typically succeed, Berry informed Mon Board of Schooling members throughout a gathering final week.
Nationally, solely round 6,500 college students a 12 months qualify for this system, she mentioned.
Add the above six from Morgantown Excessive, she mentioned to the BOE.
“We’re so proud,” she mentioned.
“And we are able to’t wait to see what they go on and do.”