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Thursday, September 10, 1998

Students recognized by Hispanic program

Alva Alvarez and Jonathan Fuentes, members of the senior
class at Pecos High School have been recognized as Scholar
Finalists in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

The National Hispanic Recognition Program is a College Board
program that provides national recognition of the
exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic high school
seniors, and identifies academically well-prepared Hispanic
high school seniors for postsecondary institutions.

Students enter the program by taking the Preliminary
Scholastic Aptitude Test/Naitonal Merit Scholarship
Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) as high school juniors, and by
identifying themselves as Hispanic. From over 150,000
students nationwide, the 4,000 highest scoring students are
initially identified as semifinalists. Based on further
evidence of their academic achievement, a select group of
3,000 students are recognized as program finalists. The
local high school student is among these 3,000 Hispanic
students who have been recognized as Scholar Finalist in the
recognition program.

The names of all finalists are listed on a roster of
outstanding Hispanic students, which has been released to
colleges and universities to encourage them to seek out
these talented Hispanic students as potential candidates for

Founded in 1900, the College Board is a nonprofit membership
association of schools, colleges, and other educational
organizations working together to help students succeed in
the transition from school to college through development of
standards of excellence; by providing programs and services
in guidance, assessment, admission, placement, financial
aid, and teaching and learning; and by conducting forums,
research, and public policy activities.

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