Los Fresnos CISD Celebrates Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

Los Fresnos, TX– Students at Los Fresnos High Schoolearned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.

At Los Fresnos High School, 49 students received the academic honor.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate our students and recognize them for the great work they’ve been doing. We’re proud of their strong academic performance in the classroom and on College Board assessments like the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and AP® exams,” said Laura Trevino, Higher Education Coordinator for the Los Fresnos High School College Center. “There’s so much that makes our students unique, and receiving this honor reinforces this as an asset for their future.”

The criteria for eligible students include:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 assessment scores that are within the top 10% of assessment takers in each         state for each award program or earned a score of 3 or higher on 2 or more AP Exams in 9th and 10th       grade.
  • Attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, or Indigenous/Native.

Eligible students are invited to apply on BigFuture during their sophomore or junior year and are awarded at the start of the next school year in time to share their achievements in high school as they plan for the future. At the same time, colleges and organizations using College Board’s Student Search Service can connect directly with awardees during the recruitment process.

“It’s becoming increasingly hard for students to be ‘seen’ during the college recruitment process. We’re exceptionally proud of the National Recognition Programs for celebrating students who are at times overlooked but have shown their outstanding academic abilities,” said Tarlin Ray, senior vice president of BigFuture® at College Board. “This is a benefit not only for students but also for colleges and universities committed to recruiting diverse and talented students.”    

2023 College Board National Recognition Program

Athena Alanis

Daniela Alegria

Andrea Almaguer

Jonas Apacible

Jonathan Aranda

Vanessa Arellano

Ignacio Barragan

Jenevieve Barron

Grecia Benavidez

Alessandra Bolivar

Orlando Burnias

Sebastian Chavez

Alejandra Coronado

Ivana Cortez

Jenna Deagven

Erin Encinia

Jessenia Garcia

Jorge Garcia

Alina Garza

Barbie Garza

Lila Gaxiola

Shelby Harwood

Makaila Hernandez

Carolina Herrera

Sophie Iracheta

Alejandro Juarez

Keira Kirkpatrick

Antonio Leyva

Jayla Martinez

Saul Martinez

Roberto Nieto

Sophia Pedroza

Ximena Pena

Jose Ponce

Jacquelyne Real

Mia Real

Isabella Rentas

Christopher Reynolds

Alonso Rivas

Hannia Rodriguez

Jason Rodriguez

Valerie Rodriguez

Azael Ruiz

Isabelle Saldana

June Spradling

Juan Tienda

Elianne Tolosa

Nathan Vasquez

Heidi Vazquez