Topeka West High school is pleased to announce that senior Carlos Serrano has been named one of the scholar recipients of the 2012-13 National Hispanic Recognition Program by The College Board. Topeka West Principal Jean Carton says, “This is quite an honor for Carlos and we are so proud of his achievement.”
The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) identifies academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. Each year, the NHRP honors nearly 5,000 of the highest-scoring students from the approximately 235,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT®. These students are from the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Mariana Islands and the Marshall Islands, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools abroad. Approximately 200 of the top-scoring PAA™ students from Puerto Rico are also included.
In order to be eligible, a student must meet certain requirements including:
- Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of your junior year in high school.
- Be of at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino descent.
- Achieve the minimum required PSAT/NMSQT cutoff score (this index score may vary by state, region and territory each year).
- Achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher by the end of your junior year.
- Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.