Leticia Chavez, a member of the senior class at Carson High School, has been recognized by the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program, as announced by Principal Fred Perdomo.
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 post-secondary institutions.
Students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as high school juniors and by identifying themselves as Hispanic. From more than 150,000 students nationwide, a select group of 4,500 students have been recognized by the program as a Scholar or Honorable Mention Finalist.
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 4,500 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves more than 3 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.