The new school year is off to a splendid start for Brian Bonilla, Erik Flores Reyes, Fiorella Benitez-Arevalo and Jennifer Escobar. The four Huntington High School seniors have been recognized as national College Board Hispanic Scholars.
Colleges and scholarship programs use these honors to identify prospective students. The four Huntington scholars have excelled on College Board assessments as well as in their high school classrooms.
“This is simply an outstanding bunch who have worked extraordinarily hard in the classroom and who have taken advantage of so many opportunities during their years in Huntington,” Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “These young people are role models in every sense and surely destined for great things ahead. The world is clearly their oyster!”
The exceptional Huntington seniors earned this recognition by excelling on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 or Advanced Placement exams and in their classrooms. Scholars are required to have a minimum 3.5 grade point average and need to have scored 3 or higher on two or more AP exams.
“By awarding students who excel academically with honors from the College Board national recognition programs, our aim is to create pathways to college for underrepresented students,” said Steve Bumbaugh, the College Board’s senior vice president of college and career access. “We hope this inspires many more students to work toward this recognition.”