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Senior named National Merit Hispanic Scholar

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Williams Field High School Senior Alexus Hurtado was recently recognized by the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Students are considered for this award once they take the PSAT. The qualifications are that the student must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/ Latino, achieve minimum required score and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year.

“Receiving this honor is an acknowledgement of all of my hard work I have put in during high school,” Hurtado said. “I feel like I broke the stereotype of women and Hispanics and I am glad to be a part of that.”

The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/ Latino juniors who take the test.

Hurtado wants to study engineering when she goes off to school next fall. She wants to attend either the University of San Diego or the University of Arizona.

“I like the schools’ dedication to social impact and change they bring to the community,” Hurtado said of her experience at Williams Field High School.