Seth Baker and Sarah Anderson

Two Dyer County High School Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs - National Rural and Small Town Award (NRSTA)


Two Dyer County High School students excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn these awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students.


Newbern, Tennessee – Two Dyer County High School students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented 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. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service.


What an accomplishment!” said Mrs. Laura Brimm, DCHS Principal. “We are extremely proud of Seth and Sarah for receiving the National Rural and Small Town Award."

Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.

“The Dyer County Board of Education would like to give a big congratulations to both Sarah and Seth on their prestigious award from College Board!” stated Dyer County Schools Director, Cheryl Mathis. “Their hard work, dedication and outstanding academic achievements have lead to this deserving honor. This distinction will propel both students in their future educational careers. We are very proud of both of them!” 

Eligible students will be invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and will be awarded at the beginning of the next school year. Students will receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications.