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Fenwick students earn national Hispanic scholar designation

Teens scored in top 2.5 percent of all test takers of the PSAT

Last year, more than 140,000 Hispanic or Latino juniors from high schools around the country applied for the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program. Now seniors, two of these students from Fenwick High School have been named National Hispanic Scholars by the College Board.

Selection is based on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

A pair of Fenwick Friars, Jesus Rodriguez of Berwyn and Sophia Rodrigues of Wheaton, scored in the top 2.5 percent of all PSAT test takers.

​“More than 15 percent of Fenwick’s student body comprises children of either Hispanic or Latino ethnicity,” said Peter Groom, principal of Fenwick High School. “We are fortunate to enroll young men and women who possess incredible talent and who work to maximize those abilities. Fenwick’s faculty, staff and administration are extremely proud of Sophia and Jesus.”

As a result of the accomplishment, their names will be sent to colleges for scholarship consideration, Groom said.

The College Board encourages all National Hispanic Scholars to communicate their achievement to prospective colleges and universities.

Based in New York City, the College Board is an American nonprofit organization that was formed in late 1899 as the College Entrance Examination Board to expand access to higher education.

For information, visit www.collegeboard.org/nhrp