Congratulations to TPS seniors Jared Christopher, Roland Spillman and Valerie Trapp—each of whom has been named a 2018 National Hispanic Recognition Scholar by the College Board.
The NHRP was initiated in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students, and each year more than 5,000 students are selected for recognition from a pool of more than 250,000 students who took the PSAT/NMSQT and identified themselves as Hispanic.
Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are designated scholars, and those with GPAs of 3.0 to 3.49 as honorable mentions. Students receiving NHRP recognition are at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino, based on the program's definition, and they have also achieved a minimum PSAT score for their region.
While the College Board is not able to provide monetary awards for the National Hispanic Recognition Program, a list of recognized students is distributed to subscribing institutions in October.