A Basis high school senior has been awarded a National Achievement Scholarship through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Adwoa Buadu is one of seven Achievement Scholarship winners from Arizona, and the only one hailing from the Tucson area. Buadu will receive a $2,500 scholarship.
The awards are designed to honor scholastically talented black youth.
More than 160,000 students entered the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program by requesting consideration in the competition when they took the 2012 preliminary SAT as high school juniors.
Approximately 1,600 of the highest scorers were named semifinalists. To be named finalists, students had to show a record of consistently high academic performance, being endorsed and recommended by an official from their high school, earning SAT scores that confirmed their PSAT performance, and writing an essay.
Ultimately, 1,300 students advanced to the finalist level and of those, 800 were named National Achievement Scholarship winners.