Sparta HS student wins Hispanic recognition award

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:59

    SPARTA - Isabel Ramirez, a member of the senior class at Sparta High School, has been recognized by the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program, announced Stan Abromavage, school guidance director. The National Hispanic Recognition Program, established in 1983, is a College Board program that provides national recognition of the exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic high school seniors and identifies them for postsecondary institutions. Students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) as high-school juniors and by identifying themselves as Hispanic. From more than 150,000 students nationwide, approximately 4,500 of the highest-scoring students were initially identified. Based on further evidence of their academic achievements, a select group of 4,800 students were recognized by the program as a Scholar or Honorable Mention Finalist. The College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 4,700 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Among its best-known programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the Advanced Placement Program (AP).