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Seven students from the Class of 2023 were recently honored by the College Board’s recognition programs for outstanding academic achievements in school and on the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and/or AP® Exams.

The students at Lake Forest Academy honored with the National Hispanic Recognition Award are:

Ben Arthurs
Xitlali Ayala
Mia Hernandez
Miranda Hernandez
Yaelle Ortiz
Alejandro Quiroz
Abby Trejo

College Board's four recognition programs – National African American Recognition Program, National Hispanic Recognition Program, National Indigenous Recognition Program and National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program – award academic honors to underrepresented students.

Students who take eligible administrations of the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams will be considered for awards. Students must also identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, or attend high school in a rural area or small town. This is not a scholarship program; however, students can include this academic honor in their college and scholarship applications.

Among the requirements for the award are at least a 3.5 GPA or higher at the time the application is submitted, a permanent address in the United States, a United States Territory, US military base or attend a DoDEA school, must identify as African American, Hispanic American, Indigenous, or attend high school in a rural area or small town, and must have taken the PSAT 10 in Spring 2021 OR the PSAT/NMSQT in Fall 2021 OR at least two distinct AP exams in 8th, 9th or 10th grade. Additionally, sophomores and juniors are score eligible if they score in the top 10% on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 within the program by state in the eligible exam periods. Sophomores and juniors are also score eligible if they score a three or higher on two or more distinct AP Exams in the eligible exam periods.