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VMHS students earn National Hispanic Recognition

                Four seniors from Veterans Memorial High School have been recognized by the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program. This program provides national recognition of the exceptional academic achievement of Hispanic high school seniors and identifies them for postsecondary institutions.

                Giselle Castillo, Alexandria Gonzalez, and Joel Ocañas have been recognized as Scholars. Jessica Varela has been recognized as an Honorable Mention in the program.

                Students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT.NMSQT) as high school juniors and by identifying themselves as Hispanic. About 5,300 students are selected from a pool of over 259,000 to be recognized as National Hispanic Scholars, based upon their PSAT/NMSQT scores and their academic achievements.

                The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Their program includes the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the Advanced Placement Program (AP).

                Pictured from left to right are: Jessica Varela, Joel Ocañas, Giselle Castillo, Alexandria Gonzalez.

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