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Bensalem junior receives academic honor

David Diabene, a junior at Bensalem High School, has earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs

Bensalem High School junior David Diabene has earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs, which 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 stand out during the admissions process.

Eligible students 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.

Diabene has been a principal’s list honor roll student throughout high school. He also earned a first place award in the Eastern Area Young Masters 2.0 high school competition in 2021 and 2022. He is a member of Blue Crew, Blue Gray and Community Service Club. Diabene plays the trumpet in band, soccer and runs track and field. His hobbies and out-of-school activities include playing soccer and basketball, helping his mom with cooking and volunteering at vacation Bible School at his church. He plans to attend a top university and is considering majoring in math or journalism.

Diabene will be recognized at the Sept. 28 school board action meeting.

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