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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

23 UISD Students Earn National Hispanic Recognition Title from College Board


Courtesy Alex Meyer,

(Laredo, Tx)-A total of twenty-three United ISD high school students earned the coveted 2014-15 award from the National Hispanic Recognition Program of the College Board. The program identifies academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students.

To be eligible for this award, students must meet the following requirements:

·        Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year in high school

·        Be of at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino descent

·        Achieve the minimum required PSAT/NMSQT cutoff score (this index score may vary by state, region, and territory each year)

·        Achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher by the end of junior year

The College Board does not accept modifications to these requirements. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in 9th or 10th grade must take it again in 11th grade to be eligible. 

“On behalf of our Board of Trustees, I would like to congratulate these exceptional high school students for going above and beyond their academic pursuits,” said United ISD Superintendent Roberto J. Santos. “May they continue to be educational role models for their peers and we wish them continued success in the future,”

The following students received the NHRP award:

Alexander High School:

·         Brenda Arroyo

·         Samantha Babiak

·         William Brown

·         Carlos Casas de Leon

·         Mia Dellano

·         Carlos Fuentes

·         Sara Garcia

·         Maribel Gomez

·         Hector Gonzalez

·         Alejandra Gutierrez

·         Jose Enrique Macias

·         Isaac Martinez

·         Alyson Miller

            ·         Melly Stellplug

United High School:

·         Perla Canales

·         Guillermo Diaz

·         Kevin Diaz de Pinos

·         Carlos Fresnillo

·         Michael Haverkamp

·         Edgar Morales

·         Jorge Solis

United South High School:

·         Alejandra Flores

·         Josue Teniente

The College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program identifies academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. Each year, the NHRP honors about 5,000 of the highest-scoring students from over 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT. These students are from the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Mariana Islands, and the Marshall Islands, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools abroad.

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