Eighty-six Los Fresnos High School students were honored during the monthly Board of Trustees meeting for earning the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) designation.
This year, forty-five LFHS seniors, and forty-one juniors are among those who earned the recognition. To qualify, students must be in the top 10-percent of Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test-takers in the state and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students are invited to apply in the spring and are notified of their designation in the fall.
The program is an academic accomplishment that can be included in college and scholarship applications. Colleges will use the program to identify academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino students. Students can only be awarded the recognition only once during their high school enrollment.
“We are incredibly proud of our students for obtaining the NHRP recognition which is a testament to their hard work and commitment to academic excellence. The honor will serve them well as they embark on the pathway to postsecondary education,” said Sandra Ruiz, Director for Advanced Academics.
The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes 5,000 Hispanic/Latino students each year out of a pool of over 400,0000. The NHRP is one of the College Board’s four recognition programs that awards academic honors to underrepresented students in higher education.