Three Students Honored in National Hispanic Recognition Program

Congratulations to seniors Marcos Lacouture, Serena Martin and Madi Smith for being honored in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). Like the National Merit Scholarship program, the NHRP is designed to distinguish Hispanic/Latino students who score well on the Preliminary SAT Test (PSAT).

To be eligible for the NHRP, students must take the PSAT during their junior year, be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino, achieve the minimum required PSAT Selection Index score and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year. Each year, the NHRP recognizes about 7,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT. Being recognized by NHRP places Marcos, Serena and Madi in the top 2.5% of all Hispanic/Latino juniors who took the PSAT last year.

Congratulations to Marcos Lacouture, Serena Martin and Madi Smith for their recognition by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program as outstanding, academically well-prepared high school students,” said High School Principal Barbara Swann.

Each student provided information about what they would like to study in college, where they would prefer to attend college and what advice they would share with younger students.

Marcos Lacouture: Would like to study computer science at the University of Washington. “Students should do all of their homework and, in harder classes, re-do their homework or do practice problems online before testing.”

Serena Martin: Would like to study international relations and political science at a college or university on the East Coast. “Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box academically!”

Madi Smith: Would like to study international business with a minor in Spanish at either Santa Clara or Seattle University. “I would tell younger students to get involved in everything they can because my favorite memories from high school have come from experiences I never thought I would try.”