Senior Jonathan Murphy, a resident student from Durham, N.C. and member of the Soccer Academy, has been named National African American Scholar by The College Board. Earlier this fall, Murphy was named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship program due to his outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. Having scored in the top 2.5% of PSAT/NMSQT test takers who identify as African American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, or attend school in a rural area or small town, Murphy was invited to apply for academic recognition as part of the College Board National Recognition Programs.
“Jonathan has earned this recognition because of his remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT,” said David Coleman, chief executive officer of The College Board. “He has put in the effort and his future is bright. This recognition will help colleges see the potential and power of his curiosity and commitment to learning.”
Murphy has taken 12 AP and 8 honors courses and won E.L. Wright Awards in English 1 honors, Algebra 2 honors, and photography. He is a member of Mu Alpha Theta and Society Honoraire de Francias. Murphy is the son of Dr. Bryant Murphy and Mrs. Catrina Murphy of Durham, N.C.