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Bobbie Pedrick awarded College Board honors

Franklin County High School senior Bobbie Pedrick has been awarded the National Rural and Small Town award by the College Board, a national recognition which colleges use to identify academically competitive but underrepresented students.

“We’re thrilled to hear that Bobbie has earned this recognition. We are very proud of her achievements in her classes and on College Board assessments,” said Franklin County Schools Principal Danielle Rosson. 

The Rural/Small Town Recognition is one of four National Recognition programs administered through College Board’s Student Search Service, the others addressing African American, Hispanic, and Indigenous students. 

These 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. 

“Miss Pedrick has a bright future ahead of her and we look forward to seeing her soar to new heights to reach her goals,” said Melanie Copeland, Franklin County Schools’ guidance counselor. 

Students who may be eligible have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10. Eligible students are invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and will receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications. 

“We want to honor the hard work of these students through the College Board National Recognition Programs. This program creates a way for colleges and scholarship programs to connect directly with underrepresented students who they are hoping to reach,” said Tarlin Ray, College Board senior vice president of BigFuture. “We hope the award winners and their families celebrate this prestigious honor and it helps them plan for their big future.” 

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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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