Students honored in National Hispanic Recognition Program

In Lifestyle by Reporter News

The 2014 National Hispanic Recognition Program has recognized 11 Pearland Independent School District students for their academic excellence.

Dawson High School’s Celeste Fernandez, Kiara Hernandez, Cristian Maldonado, Alixandra Vinson, Carolina Martinez-Ramirez (relocated) and Mariana Martinez-Ramirez (relocated) were named scholars in the program, while Pearland High School’s Alejandro Gonzalez, Marcella Saboe, Amber Shaner, Romel Tamez and Jacob Valle have earned honorable mention recognition.

NHRP is recognizing nearly 5,000 students this year from a pool of more than 250,000 students who took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test during their junior year and identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino.

Students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic or Latino and have achieved at least a minimum PSAT score for their region. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are designated as scholars.

The list of recognized students was distributed to four-year postsecondary institutions in September, giving students an opportunity to hear from colleges interested in prospective students of Hispanic and Latino heritage.

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