Two Po-Hi students rank high on test

Ponca City Now - April 30, 2015 10:36 am

Ponca City Senior High School has been notified that two students scored in the top 2.5 percent among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSAQT takers in the region.

The students are Mariah Gonzales and Georgina Figueroa. As a result, these students will be invited to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Eligibility Requirements include:

· Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their 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 junior year

To qualify for this program, students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino. Hispanic/Latino is an ethnic category, not a racial category; students may be of any race. For purposes of the NHRP, students must be from a family whose ancestors came from at least one of these countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay or Venezuela.

In May of their junior year, potentially eligible students are invited to submit an online application. The College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) identifies academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. Each year, the NHRP honors about 5,000 of the highest-scoring students from over 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT.


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