by Dayna Owen
Director of FISD Communications
Caleb Clasen, Brandon De La Fuente, Alec Perry, Ahysen Silva and Christianna Simon of the senior class at Friendswood High School have been recognized by the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program, as announced by Principal Mark Griffon.
The National Hispanic Recognition Program, established in 1983, is a College Board program that provides national recognition of the exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic high school seniors and identifies them for postsecondary institutions.
Students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT©) as high school juniors and by identifying themselves as Hispanic.
This year, more than 175,000 PSAT/NMSQT takes nationwide identified themselves as Hispanic, and 4,700 of those students have been recognized as National Hispanic Scholars or Honorable Mention Finalists based upon their PSAT/NMSQT scores and their academic achievements.
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.
Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,000 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations.
Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning.
Among its best-known programs are the SAT©, the PSAT/NMSQT©, and the Advanced Placement Program© (AP©).
The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.
For further information, visit www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about/scholarships.html.