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Trio of College Board Hispanic Scholars for 2019-20

October 9, 2019

Jonathan Izurieta, Julian Maldonado and Jordan Nigro scored in the top 2.5% of all PSAT test-takers.

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 (NHRP). Now seniors, three of these students from Fenwick High School have been named as National Hispanic Scholars by the College Board. Selection is based on Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). This trio of Fenwick Friars scored in the top 2.5% of all PSAT test-takers.


From left:

  • Jonathan Izurieta – Grace Lutheran – Elmwood Park
  • Jordan Nigro – Lane Tech Academic Center – Chicago
  • Julian Maldonado  – Immaculate Conception – Chicago

“Some 17% of Fenwick’s student body comprises children of either Hispanic or Latino ethnicity,” reports 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 Jonathan, Julian and Jordan.

“As a result of this accomplishment, their names will be sent to colleges for scholarship consideration,” Mr. Groom continues. 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 not-for-profit organization formed in late 1899 as the College Entrance Examination Board to expand access to higher education. 


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