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Jordan-Matthews student receives National Hispanic Recognition

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2005

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Siler City, NC - Chris Reyes, a member of the senior class at Jordan-Matthews High School, has been recognized by the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program. The 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 as high school juniors and by identifying themselves as Hispanic. From more than 150,000 students nationwide, approximately 4,500 of the highest scoring students were initially identified. Based on further evidence of their academic achievements, a select group of 4,800 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 4,700 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves over three and a half million students and their parents, 23,00 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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