A Running Academic Success

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A Running Academic Success

Farmingdale High School Senior Recognized By College Board for Academic Achievements

Farmingdale School District students continue to shine in the world of academics. The district announced today that Leann Nicholas, a Farmingdale High School senior, has been selected for the College Board National African American Recognition Program. Nicholas was recognized for her academic achievement by Farmingdale High School Principal Dr. Samuel Thompson, Farmingdale High School Assistant Principal Jed Herman, Nicholas’s guidance counselor, Cara-Lynn Molina, and Maureen Moloughney, Director of Guidance for grades 6-12.

"Leann is an example of a student athlete who demonstrates both scholarship and athleticism on an exceptional level,” said Farmingdale High School Principal, Dr. Samuel Thompson. “She approaches all of her endeavors with dedication and commitment which makes us extremely proud of all of her accomplishments."

Individuals selected for the College Board National African American Recognition Program are chosen based on their remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. As a member of the program, College Board works to connect students with colleges all over the country directly. This distinction also provides students who are college-bound with greater access to scholarship opportunities.

Leann's achievements extend beyond her academics. She is a member of Farmingdale High School’s track and field team, where she earned All-County standings, placed top five at the State Championships, and earned National Athletic status. Nicholas is also a member of Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society. Nicholas maintains this rigorous list of academics and extracurriculars all while volunteering weekly at Southside Hospital.