Congratulations to Mason High School seniors Jose Martinez, Derek Morales, and David Raufman who were selected as National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. This year, the program recognized roughly 5,000 outstanding Hispanic/Latino students of the 250,000 who take the test nationwide. Qualifications for recognition were based on critical reading, mathematics and writing scores on the 2015 PSAT and a minimum GPA of 3.5. In addition, recipients of this honor must be Hispanic or Latino in origin.
“We are proud of David, Derek, and Jose's accomplishment of being named as scholars in this prestigious program,” says Dave Hyatt, MHS principal. “These students are outstanding representatives of Mason High School and our community, and we know that they will continue to make us proud.”
The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) was initiated in 1983 by the College Board to identify outstanding Hispanic high school students and to share information about these academically well-prepared students with subscribing colleges and universities. In order to be eligible, students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic. Each year the NHRP identifies approximately 5,000 of the highest scoring students from a nationwide total of 124,000 high school juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT and designated themselves as Hispanic, as well as approximately 150 of the top scoring PAA students from Puerto Rico. The nationwide selection also includes students from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, and U.S. citizens attending schools abroad.
The National Merit semi-finalists, commended scholars, and Hispanic scholars will be honored during the Board of Education meeting on October 25.