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ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — October 31, 2005 — The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly salutes our students who have been recognized by the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program. They are:

  • Brianna L. Vega and Andres Rigg, David G. Farragut High School (Spain)
  • Kirsten E. Bertsch, General H.H. Arnold High School (Germany)
  • Stephen M. Tonnsend, Patch American High School (Germany)
  • Cristella P. Torres and Kamilah Rosales, Bitburg American High School (Germany)
  • Amber M. Robles and Nicloe E. Cabrera, Seoul American High School (South Korea)
  • Ryan J. Campos, Guam High School (Guam)
  • Jan C. Ames, Ramey High School (Puerto Rico)
  • Gregory S. Day, Lejeune High School (North Carolina)

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 5,000 of the highest scoring students were initially identified. Based on further evidence of their academic achievements, a select group of 4,500 students have been 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 4,500 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves over three million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the Advanced Placement Program ® (AP ®). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.

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