Two Williamson County students are among the finalists for the College Board’s 2016 National Hispanic Recognition Program.
Summit High’s Claudia Gutierrez and Ravenwood High’s Jared Boggs both earned the prestigious distinction.
“I am honored to be selected as a Hispanic Merit Scholar Finalist,” Gutierrez said.” I have even more reason to be grateful for the people who have helped me to arrive where I am and for my ancestral background.”
Boggs credits the way he was taught for his honor.
“I’m thankful that growing up I wasn’t taught what to learn,” said Boggs. “Instead, I was taught how to learn and how to teach myself when others cannot.”
Every year, the NHRP recognizes about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the test.
To qualify, students must:
- Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year
- Be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino
- Achieve the minimum required PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year
Student recipients will be able to list the award on their college applications and receive a certificate honoring their selection.