Ten Upper St. Clair High School students recently earned Academic All-American awards from the National Speech and Debate Association.

Seniors Atharva Barve, Antara Cleetus, Reshma Gudla and Sophia Shi along with juniors William Bacdayan, Scott Cheung, Saif Durrani, Ammar Kethavath, Rushikesh Kulkarni and Nitish Sharma – have been honored for their academic rigor, competitive speech and debate success and personal excellence.

“From more than 141,000 student members of the National Speech and Debate Association, fewer than one percent of students earn the Academic All American award every year,” J. Scott Wunn, executive director of the association, said. “This tremendous accomplishment places these students among the top one-percent of all student members across the country.”

To earn the honor, students must meet the following minimum requirements: 3.5 unweighted GPA; 1300 SAT or 27 ACT score; and 750 or more National Forensic League Honor Society Points.