Harding Scholar Earns National Recognition

Warren G. Harding High School’s Zyaire Bush has been named a College Board National Recognition Program awardee.

Zyaire, a senior at Harding, earned the College Board National African American Recognition Award based on his academic achievements and excellence, along with his outstanding performance on his college-board assessments.

The National Recognition Program grants students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process.

Students who receive this award are required to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT. Zyaire maintains a 3.889 GPA, while also working at a local eatery every afternoon.

“I have tremendous support at school and at home,” he said. “I wouldn’t be able to any of this without my family. They’re behind me all the way.”

Zyaire had no idea whether he would receive an award when he applied. He knew he qualified based on his GPA.

“But I had no idea how many people would apply or anything,” he said. “I’m just really glad and grateful I got this.” He is hoping it will give him an edge on his college applications. Zyaire plans to attend a state college and study server administration, working in IT infrastructure.

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