A Centennial High School senior is among the students who were named finalists for the College Board’s 2016 National Hispanic Recognition Program.
David Price is one of three WCS students to earn this distinction; students from Ravenwood and Summit high schools also received the honor.
Price, who was also named a National Merit Semifinalist in September, attributes his selection to his family and the CHS community.
“To me, this honor is a way for me to show my family, friends and teachers what I’ve achieved with their support,” Price said. “I’m glad that I can be a role model for other Hispanic students and inspire them to work hard in order to achieve great things.”
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
Price said the recognition is another way to be proud of his Hispanic roots.
“I am proud to say that I am Hispanic,” Price said. “I am half Puerto Rican, and when I think of heritage I can’t help but think of spending time with my family, learning how to make traditional Puerto Rican foods and connecting with the Puerto Rican culture. My heritage helps me to see the world in a different way and appreciate the differences between people.”