Three EC seniors were recently recognized as a part of the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP): Alexander Gallard (Bellevue), Ashlyn Ramos and Kyleigh Ramos (Sammamish). The program is similar to the National Merit program, but is designed to distinguish Hispanic/Latino students who score strongly on the 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 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT. This places Alexander, Ashlyn and Kyleigh all within the top two percent of all Hispanic/Latino juniors that took the PSAT last year.
Alexander hasn’t decided which college he will attend but he is interested in pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering.
Ashlyn and Kyleigh both have their eyes set on the east coast when it comes to college. Kyleigh hopes to attend Boston College in Massachusetts while Ashlyn wants to go to the College of William and Mary in Virginia or Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.