Three Stepinac High School students have been recognized by the College Board as National Hispanic Scholars, joining a select number of students nationally who earned the prestigious designation.
The announcement has coincided with National Hispanic Heritage Month which the renowned all-boys Catholic secondary school is also celebrating.
The students are C.J. Sanchez of New Rochelle, Eduardo Ramirez of Peekskill and Geovanny Rodriguez of the Bronx. They are members of Stepinac’s groundbreaking Honors Academy, the small three-year, personalized learning program for academically top performing students to pursue advanced studies in four disciplines — engineering, health sciences, finance and law. Sanchez and Ramirez are in the Engineering Honors Academy and Rodriguez is in the Law Academy.
The College Board each year recognizes academic excellence by Hispanic/Latino high school students through its National Hispanic Recognition Program. The highly regarded AP Scholar designation is granted to about 5,000 of the more than 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who scored in the top 10% of all students in the PSAT and passed at least two AP examinations.