Frenship High School Students Recognized as Commended Student and National Hispanic Scholars

Four FHS students have received accolades from the National Merit Scholarship Program

Frenship High School announced today that Tristan Towns has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program and Guillermo Ibarra, Zachary Morgan, and Coleman Todd have been named National Hispanic Scholars. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented students.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

As for the National Hispanic Scholar Program (NHRP), approximately 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino students that take the exam are recognized. The College Board’s NHRP program is an academic honor that can be included on college applications. Colleges use this program to identify academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino students.

“The young men and women being named Commended Students and National Hispanic Scholars have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”