Sofia H. and Gabrielle R. Receive National Hispanic Recognition Award

Jamie Lavigueur
Sofia H. ‘24, of Winfield, and Gabrielle R. ’23, of Bartlett, received the National Hispanic Recognition Award from College Board, a nonprofit aimed to expand access to higher education. Students qualify if they have a 3.5 GPA or higher and have taken the PSAT/NMSQT or at least two distinct AP Exams within the eligibility window. Once awarded, students can include this academic honor in their college and scholarship applications.

Gabrielle, whose father’s side of the family is from Puerto Rico, said that the award is significant to her because it’s nice to be connected to that part of her heritage.

Sofia, whose mother was born in Nicaragua, said she's happy to be able to represent her heritage through this recognition.

Gabrielle is considering a career in engineering with a potential focus on chemical engineering. Sofia hopes to pursue a pre-medical track with an emphasis on pediatrics.

Congratulations Gabrielle and Sofia!

St. Francis High School