The NSBE Bridge

Honor Roll

The 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 spotlights several of our NSBE Jr. APEX honorees, to promote Academic Excellence.

Region I

Asif Siddique

Brooklyn Technical High School NSBE Jr. Chapter, Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • Grade: 11
  • APEX Category: Honors
  • GPA: 4.0
  • Favorite Academic Subject: Physics
  • Extracurricular Activities and Hobbies: National Society of Black Engineers, National Honor Society, Students Against Violence Everywhere, Future Business Leaders of America, Science National Honor Society, Viola (plays in orchestra), making my friends laugh
  • Mentors or Role Models: Mirza Uddin (a senior at Brooklyn Tech)

Region III

Nelson Alexander Raphael

Chamblee Charter High School NSBE Jr. Chapter, Chamblee, Ga.

  • Grade: 12
  • APEX Category: Honors
  • GPA: 4.0:
  • Favorite Academic Subject: Physics
  • Chosen Career: Electrical/Robotics Engineering
  • Extracurricular Activities and Hobbies:  NSBE Jr., Track and Field, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Men of Distinction, volunteering, RC crafts, African drumming, reading science fiction
  • Mentors or Role Models: My father and W.E.B. Du Bois

Region V

Christian Bernard Butler

San Antonio City Wide NSBE Jr. Chapter

  • School: Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas
  • Grade: 8
  • APEX Category: Excel
  • GPA: 3.1
  • Favorite Academic Subject: Mathematics
  • Chosen Career: Mechanical Engineer
  • Extracurricular Activities and Hobbies: Boy Scouts, MATHCOUNTS, NSBE Robotics, Basketball Mentors or Role Models: Karl Thompson, San Antonio City Wide NSBE Jr. Sponsor; Dina Migachyov, Math Enrichment Tutor; Marcela Greenfield, Spanish Teacher, Keystone School