The College Board has honored two Seaford High School seniors for their academic success as part of its national recognition programs.
Ryan Baldwin received the National African American Recognition Award and Kaitlin Davis earned the National Hispanic Recognition Award. The honors are based on their performance on eligible College Board exams including the PSAT and Advanced Placement tests.
During their time at Seaford High School, Ryan and Kaitlin have challenged themselves academically with rigorous courses schedules, taking numerous AP and college-level classes. Ryan is a member of the football and wrestling teams, treasurer of student government and a member of Best Buddies and the Lighting Club. He also plays trombone in the band and is the low brass section leaders for the marching band. Kaitlin is treasurer of the Leo’s Club, a member of Best Buddies, Freshmen Mentors and the Key Club and is an avid dancer.
Both students make positive contributions in Seaford and beyond through community service. Ryan has taken part in local clean-up days and Kaitlin helped deliver food to needy families for Thanksgiving.
To be considered for a recognition award, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, must identify as African American, Hispanic American, Indigenous, or attend high school in a rural area or small town, and must have taken the PSAT 10, the PSAT/NMSQT or at least two distinct AP exams before their junior year.
“It feels nice to receive this award,” Ryan said, who is considering studying engineering when he goes to college next year. “It shows that I’ve been working hard in my time at Seaford High School.”
Kaitlin, an aspiring elementary school teacher, added, “It feels good to be recognized for my accomplishments.”