The NSBE Bridge

Honor Roll

NSBE family, meet three of our best! The new NSBE Bridge Honor Roll recognizes the outstanding achievements of middle school and high school members of NSBE’s Academic Pyramid of Excellence (APEX). APEX students have verified grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher ( Each issue of the magazine will spotlight several of our NSBE Jr. APEX honorees, to promote Academic Excellence.

Region II

Evan Brooks

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) NSBE Jr. Chapter, Durham, N.C.

  • Grade: 12
  • APEX Category: Honors
  • GPA: 3.753 (unweighted)
  • Favorite Academic Subject: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Chosen Career: Pharmacist
  • Extracurricular Activities: Latin American and Contemporary Dancing; Health Occupations Students of America Programs Chair, 2013–14; NCSSM Service Learning Board President, 2013–14; Random Acts of Kindness Club; NCSSM NSBE Secretary 2013–14; NCSSM Legacy Club Vice President, 2013–14

Region IV

Jasmine Winston

Northland High School NSBE Jr. Chapter, Columbus, Ohio

  • Grade: 12
  • APEX Category: Honors
  • GPA: 4.1 (ranked first in her class since 9th grade)
  • Favorite Academic Subject: Math
  • Chosen Career: Actuarial Sciences or Business (Accounting)
  • Extracurricular Activities: Marching, Concert and Jazz Bands; STEM Club Treasurer, 2012–14; Try-Math-A-Lon Team Captain; Cheerleader (two years); Link Crew Leader (student mentorship program); National Honor Society; Track and Field (lettered in discus and shot put); The Ohio State University Young Scholar (since 6th grade); 2013 Accounting Careers Awareness Program at The Ohio State University
  • Mentors or Role Models: Her mother (a school counselor); Sybil Brown, Ph.D. (NSBE Jr. advisor)

Region VI

Michael M. Simpson

California Academy of Math and Science NSBE Jr. Chapter, Carson, Calif.

  • Grade: 11
  • APEX Category: Honors
  • GPA: 3.8
  • Favorite Academic Subject: Mathematics (Numerical Theory, Induction and Pigeon Principle)
  • Chosen Career: Engineering Major and Math Minor
  • Extracurricular Activities and Hobbies: Sports (basketball, track and swimming); Renewable Energy (Solar Boat Captain and KidWind Leader); Try-Math-A-Lon Team Leader
  • Mentors or Role Models: Corey E. Baker, NSBE National Treasurer