Three students on campus recognized as National Hispanic Scholars

High+PSAT+scores+resulted+in+three+seniors+on+campus+being+named+a+National+Hispanic+Scholar+title+by+the+National+Hispanic+Recognition+Program.+Emma+Varela%2C+Trinity+Ramirez%2C+and+Gabriella+Salazar+all+scored+in+the+top+2.5+percent+of+all+students+across+the+nation+that+took+the+Oct.+PSAT%2FNMSQT+in+2019%2C+maintained+a+3.5+GPA+or+higher+during+the+middle+of+their+junior+year%2C+and+identify+as+African+American%2C+Hispanic%2C+Latinx%2C+Indigenous+to+receive+the+award.+

Maddie Owens

High PSAT scores resulted in three seniors on campus being named a National Hispanic Scholar title by the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Emma Varela, Trinity Ramirez, and Gabriella Salazar all scored in the top 2.5 percent of all students across the nation that took the Oct. PSAT/NMSQT in 2019, maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher during the middle of their junior year, and identify as African American, Hispanic, Latinx, Indigenous to receive the award.

Aaron Boehmer, Editor-in-Chief

27 Frisco ISD seniors have been recognized as Scholars by the College Board’s National Recognition Program, including three students on campus. 

Seniors Trinity Ramirez, Gabriella Salazar, and Emma Varela have all been recognized as Scholars, receiving a certificate for the National Hispanic Recognition Program.  

“I’m really just proud that my hard work is actually recognized,” senior Emma Varela said. “I’m able to make my parents proud, also being able to apply to that scholarship doesn’t hurt either.”

The students recognized scored in the top 2.5 percent of all students across the nation that took the Oct. PSAT/NMSQT in 2019. They also had a 3.5 GPA or higher during the middle of their junior year and identify as African American, Hispanic, Latinx, Indigenous, or have attended school in a rural area or small town. 

“The National Recognition Program is intended to create pathways to college for students from underrepresented communities by awarding them academic honors and connecting them with universities across the country,” the Frisco ISD site said. “It is also an expansion of the former National Hispanic Recognition Program.”