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Five Senior Students Qualify as College Board Hispanic Scholars

Fenwick National Hispanic Scholars (from left): Miguel Munoz, Adam Aguilar, Maria Krug, Gavin Ortiz and Ryan Grunsten.

Last year more than 143,200 Hispanic or Latino juniors from high schools around the country applied for the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). Now seniors, five of these students from Fenwick High School have been named as National Hispanic Scholars, the College Board announced earlier this month. Selection is based on Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). This quintet of Fenwick Friars scored in the top 2.5% of all PSAT test-takers:

  • Adam Aguilar – St. Francis Borgia  - Chicago
  • Ryan Grunsten – Timothy Christian - Burr Ridge
  • Maria Krug – St. John of the Cross - Burr Ridge
  • Miguel Munoz – Elmwood Elementary - Elmwood Park
  • Gavin Ortiz – St. Celestine - Elmwood Park

“This school year, 17% of Fenwick’s student body comprises children of either Hispanic or Latino ethnicity,” says Peter Groom, Fenwick’s Principal. “We are fortunate to enroll young men and women who possess incredible talent and who work to maximize those abilities.” says Peter Groom, Principal of Fenwick High School. “The faculty, staff and administration are very proud of them.”

The College Board encourages all National Hispanic Scholars to tout their achievement to prospective colleges and universities. Based in New York City, the College Board is an American not-for-profit organization that was formed in December 1899 as the College Entrance Examination Board to expand access to higher education.

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