Drew Harris is a recipient of the College Board's National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program award. Drew, a senior, is honored for her excellence and academic achievement based on her grade point average and PSAT score.
"Drew is a fantastic young lady and a great student," said Bridgett Edwards, a West Plains High School Science teacher. "We are thrilled she has earned this recognition. We are very proud of her for her achievements in the classroom and on the college board assessments."
To qualify for the College Board's National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program Award, a student must score above a certain level on the PSAT and achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students work with their school counselors to apply.
Drew plans to study biochemistry at Drury University after graduation, with a career goal of working in the medical field.
In addition to recognizing outstanding achievement, the award provides students with an academic honor that can be included in scholarship and college applications and help connect them with a broader range of higher education options.