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Science Hill trio earns National Hispanic Recognition Award from College Board

National Hispanic Recognition Trio


Science Hill seniors Aileen Glas, Gabriel Yepez and Lara O'Neal were honored by the College Board for excelling in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn the distinction of the National Hispanic Recognition Award, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students. 

“We’re thrilled that our students have earned this recognition,” Science Hill principal Josh Carter said. “We are very proud of them for their achievements in their classrooms and on College Board assessments.” 

These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service. 

Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.

Eligible students will be invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and will be awarded at the beginning of the next school year. Students will receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications.

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