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UISD Students Earn National Recognition Program Title from College Board


Posted Date: 02/08/2024

UISD Students Earn National Recognition Program Title from College Board

 A total of 173 UISD high school students earned the coveted 2023-24 award from the National Recognition Program (NRP) of the College Board. The program identifies academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino, African American/Black, or indigenous high school students.

“On behalf of our Board of Trustees, we would like to congratulate these exceptional high school students for going above and beyond their academic pursuits. May they continue to be educational role models for their peers and we wish them continued success in the future,” said UISD Administrators in Charge Rebecca Morales, Laida Benavides, and Mike Garza in a joint statement.

 

The following students received the NRP award.

Alexander High School:

 

Juan Ahumada, Jose Arredondo, Adriana Caldera, Susana Caldera Garza, Allison Camacho, Joaquin Canales, Victor Casso, Mia Castillo, Ximena Ceballos, Leonardo Colchado, Isabella Coronado, Abygail Cruz, Kiandra Dominguez, Valeria Escobar Gonzalez, Annamaria Galvan, Eric Garcia, Gael Garcia, Luke Garcia, Kathya Gaytan, Alexa Gonzalez, Delynda Gonzalez, David Martinez, Robert Martinez, Ishmael Mohammed, Shannon Morales, Marcos Moreno, Eva Morris, Jayla Murillo, Ashley Nieto, James Ochoa McManus, Eduardo Orozco, Andrea Ortega, Isaac Ortiz, Adrian Perez, Mario Pina, Carolina Puig, Arnoldo Ramos, Andres Renteria, Eileen Rodriguez, Victoria Rodriguez, Caroline San Miguel, Niurka Sandoval, Laura Santos, Alejandro Sosa, Regina Tietzsch, Azalea Valdez, Hannah Vazquez, and Micaela Viro-Woodruff.

 

L.B. Johnson High School:

 

Sebastian Avena, Mia Brizuela, Yshbella Cazarez, Jamie Coss, Edgar Cruz, Alejandro Diaz, Gerardo Garcia, Alex Guerrero, Gloria Hernandez, Melanie Ibarra, Triana Martinez, Emmanuel Rimocal, Henry Rivera, America Rodriguez, Grace Rodriguez, Jorge Rodriguez Martinez, Mia Romero, Daniela Romo, Jacob Salinas, Fiorella Samaniego, Emilio Saucedo, Julio Sosa, Rolando Vitela, and Elisa Zapata. 

 

United High School:

 

Athena Aguilera, Pamela Barragan, Itzel Cabrera, Samantha Carrillo, Martha Castillo Villarreal, Armando Chapa, Makayla Cook, Eliborio Cortez, Natalia Coutino, Jose Cruz, Justo Cruz, Yaretzi Cuevas, Henry Dang, Ernesto Elguezabal, Molly Elizalde, Robert Escamilla, Valerie Escotto Rivera, Mariana Gaitanos, Karla Gaona, Diego Garay, Leopoldo Garcia, Marlene Garcia, Roberto Garcia, Estrella Garza, Jake Garza, Jared Garza, Elijah Glassford, Lisa Gomez, Alyssa Gonzales, Daniel Gonzalez, Emiliano Gonzalez, Guillermo Gonzalez, Leonardo Gonzalez, Lorena Gonzalez, Sophia Granados, Emily Griessel, Sebastian Guajardo, Cesar Guerra, Aaron Hart, Jose Hernandez, Katalina Hernandez, Dariela Herrera, Daniela Hinojosa, Eduardo Ibarra, Karolyn Jimerson, Isabella Kirkpatrick, Angeli Limon, Diego Lopez, Kaitlyn Luciano, Marcelo Luna, Mariana Luna, Nicholas Luna, Michael Mahaffy, Nadia Menchaca, Hector Mendez, Andrew Mendoza, Hoan Nguyen, Allison Ochoa, Mariela Pineda, Diego Prado, Arturo Ramos, Marianna Resendez, Melissa Reyes, Diego Rodriguez, Tomas Rodriguez, Galilea Ruiz, Alicia Sanchez, Angela Soto, Anasofia Torres, Juan Torres, Seth Tunon, Kris Vazquez, Maria Vazquez, Rolando Vela, Kristina Vera, Ryan Villarreal, Regina Zapata, and Adrian Zapata.  

 

United South High School:

 

Fermin Aguirre, Jose Alvarez, Yoandy Benavides, Gael Caballero, Camila Cantu, Ava Chapa, Alejandro Chapa, Andres Garcia, Rigoberto Garcia, Daniela Granados, Regina Hernandez, Alexandria Lerma, Roberto Lucas, Ricardo Medina, Anthony Orta, Daniel Ortiz, Kayla Perez, Joseph Ramirez, Dana Rios, Leslie Rodriguez, Sofia Rodriguez Cantu, Sophia Sanchez, and Jorge Vasquez. 

 

To be eligible for this award, students must meet the following requirements:

 

Juniors

  • Assessment Criteria—Students must meet one of the following requirements:

    • Take the PSAT 10 in the spring of their sophomore year and score in the top 10% by state

    • Take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of their junior year and score in the top 10% by state

    • Earn a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP exams by their junior year (9th and 10th grade AP scores are considered)

  • GPA Criteria: Students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher

  • Program Criteria: Students who identify as African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latino, Indigenous, or attend school in a rural or small town

Sophomores

  • Assessment Criteria—Students must meet one of the following requirements:

    • Take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of their sophomore year and score in the top 10% by state

    • Earn a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP exams by their sophomore year (9th grade AP scores are considered)

  • GPA Criteria: Students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher

  • Program Criteria: Students who identify as African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latino, Indigenous, or attend school in a rural or small town

 

The College Board does not accept modifications to these requirements. 

 

Group of students from united south high school

 

Group of students from Lyndon B. Johnson High School

 

Group of students from Alexander High School

 

Group of students from United High School

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