Skip to main content
Mobile Menu Toggle

Molloy Celebrates Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

Molloy is proud to announce that 37 students earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs! These programs celebrate students' hard work and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.

This year’s awardees in alphabetical order are:

  • Ahrmiah Simmons ‘24: NAARA
  • Aidan Goins ‘24: NAARA 
  • Alessio Ippolito ‘25: NHRA
  • Alexa Piotrowski ‘24: NHRA
  • Ali Askew ‘24: NAARA
  • Alyssa Bisono ‘25: NHRA
  • Ana Botero-Gil ‘24: NHRA
  • Andrew Ariano ‘25: NHRA
  • Angel Mensah ‘24: NAARA
  • Angelica DiMaria ‘24: NHRA
  • Ayden Montalvo ‘24: NAARA, NHRA
  • Beatrice Armand ‘24: NIA
  • Camila Burga-Alcon ‘25: NHRA
  • Camille Munoz ‘25: NHRA
  • Catalina Prieto ‘24: NHRA
  • Christian Harrington ‘25: NAARA, NHRA
  • Daniel Giovanniello ‘24: NHRA
  • Danielle Mahabir ‘24: NAARA
  • David Sanchez ‘25: NHRA
  • Fabio Colindres ‘24: NHRA
  • Gabriel Blanco ‘25: NHRA
  • Giovanni Gizzi ‘24: NHRA
  • Gisele Habibulla ‘25: NAARA
  • Isabel Berrios ‘24: NHRA
  • Jake Oest ‘25: NHRA
  • Jazmin Perez ‘24: NHRA
  • Joshua Jarrett ‘25: NAARA
  • Kimberly Ochoa ‘25: NHRA
  • Maia Ocampo ‘24: NHRA
  • Mirella Monteza ‘24: NHRA
  • Olivier Alexandre ‘25: NAARA
  • Romina Espinoza ‘24: NHRA
  • Ryan Ladd ‘25: NHRA
  • Sarah Neretich ‘24: NHRA
  • Sebastian Ortiz ‘24: NHRA
  • Shiara Cardoza ‘24: NHRA
  • Taylor Aiken ‘24: NAARA 

Award Key:

National African American Recognition Award (NAARA)

National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)

National Rural and Small Town Award (NRSTA)

National Indigenous Award (NIA)


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% 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 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.


Colleges and organizations using College Board’s Student Search Service can connect directly with awardees during the recruitment process!


“It’s becoming increasingly hard for students to be ‘seen’ during the college recruitment process. We’re exceptionally proud of the National Recognition Programs for celebrating students who are at times overlooked but have shown their outstanding academic abilities,” said Tarlin Ray, senior vice president of BigFuture® at College Board. “This is a benefit not only for students but also for colleges and universities committed to recruiting diverse and talented students.”    


“Congratulations to our award recipients!” shares Mrs. Maria Cuomo, Assistant Principal at Molloy. She continues, “This recognition affirms the hard work and dedication of our students and faculty. We are blessed at Molloy by our diverse student population and take this opportunity to celebrate their remarkable talents and effort. This is just one reminder of how special our students are and that there are no limits to what they can and continue to achieve.”