The College Board recently announced that 20 Belen Jesuit Preparatory School seniors have been named National Hispanic Recognition Scholars.
These are the students who scored in the top 2.5 percent on the PSAT among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers. Approximately 7,000 academically outstanding high school students from the more than 400,000 Hispanic and Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT are awarded a certificate of recognition.
“These students are goal-oriented young men who succeed in the classroom and on standardized tests,” said principal Jose E. Roca. “All of the students recognized are also exemplary members of the community through their commitment to extracurricular activities, community service and athletics. In all, they represent what it means to be well-rounded students and true men for others.
Belen National Hispanic Recognition Scholar are: Brian Black, Stephen Brennan, Matthew Bryan, Javier Cantens, Domingo Cortinez, Patricio De La Guardia, Tomas De La Huerta, Orlando Galindez, Christopher Krause, Carlos Maribona, Alfredo Melgar, Eduardo Morasso, Alexander Perez, Nicolas Poveda, Esteban Rincon, Justin Rubio, Michael Ruiz, Stefano Sanchez, Ethan Silva and Juan Ulloa.
Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.