Eleven Coral Reef High School seniors are being recognized as 2017 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholar recipients.
The recipients are (with their academy): Ryan Alamo (International Baccalaureate); Dario Amador-Lage (Visual & Performing Arts); Arlene Arevalo (Visual & Performing Arts); Kyle Dickson (Visual & Performing Arts); Jesselyn Dominguez (Health Sciences); Ismary Guardarrama (International Baccalaureate); Gianni Lavecchia (International Baccalaureate); Sofia Padron (International Baccalaureate); Daniella Rosello (International Baccalaureate); Dimitri Shurik (International Baccalaureate), and Tyler Thompson (International Baccalaureate).
All of these students have GPAs of 3.5 or higher and are designated as Scholars.
Initiated in 1983, the National Hispanic Recognition Program identifies nearly 5,000 outstanding Hispanic students each year. Although the NHRP does not provide a financial reward, being named is an important academic recognition.
The program sends a list of all recognized students to subscribing colleges and universities that are particularly interested in academically outstanding seniors of Hispanic heritage. This nationwide list includes students from the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Mariana Islands and Marshall Islands, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools abroad. It also includes approximately 200 of the top scoring PAA students from Puerto Rico.
Per the College Board, to qualify for this program, you must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino. For purposes of the NHRP, students must be from a family whose ancestors came from at least one of the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay or Venezuela.