The Top Senior project is an annual program to recognize African American high school seniors who are achieving academically as well as involved in extra-curricular activity and community service. Students with a 3.25 grade point average and higher qualify. Participating School districts in the program sends a list of candidates who qualify as Top Seniors. The candidates are sent an application to complete in order to be recognized and required to complete an essay as part of the application process.
The information obtained from the school district and the seniors is compiled and chronicled to produce a Top Senior publication for each district.
Moreover, the information is given to a panel of judges to review and select two students to receive scholarships. The judges use a point system to grade the students on 1) essay, 2) grade point average, 3) extra-curricular activity.
The program is currently in Charlotte Mecklenburg and Wake County school districts.