Central Catholic Celebrates 36 Students Awarded National Hispanic Recognition

Students at Central Catholic earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance.
The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent. 

36 students received the academic honor. 
“We’re thrilled to celebrate our students and recognize them for the great work they’ve been doing. We’re proud of their strong academic performance in the classroom and on College Board assessments like the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and AP® exams,” said Dr. Lee Hernandez. “There’s so much that makes our students unique, and receiving this honor reinforces this as an asset for their future.”
 The criteria for eligible students include:
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  • PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 assessment scores that are within the top 10% of assessment takers in each state for each award program or earned a score of 3 or higher on 2 or more AP Exams in 9th and 10th grade.

  • Attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, or Indigenous/Native.
The following 36 students were honored with the National Hispanic Recognition Award for excelling on College Board assessments and in their classrooms:
  • Matthew Abejuela
  • Lawton Acquart
  • Matthew Cariaga
  • Ptolemy Carroll
  • Alex Castillo
  • Lucas Charles
  • Joaquin Contreras
  • Kolby Cruz
  • Damian Eguia
  • Isaiah Fetter
  • Nicholas Garcia
  • Eamon Garcia
  • Peter Gonzales
  • Cristian Gonzalez
  • Aidan Gonzalez
  • Daniel Hawbecker
  • Alex Hernandez
  • Emilio Hinojosa
  • Sean Hospenthal
  • Benicio Martinez
  • Sean Martinez
  • Luke Martinez
  • Noah Mata
  • Joseph Mitchell
  • Gianluca Montoya
  • Dylan Orozco
  • Nathaniel Pacheco
  • Luke Ray
  • Dominic Resendez
  • Lucas Rhodes
  • Jose Rivas
  • Carlos Rodriguez
  • Roberto Rodriguez
  • Roland Rojas
  • Vicente Sanchez
  • Marcos Serda