A record number of Hillsborough County Public Schools students — 32 — were named National Hispanic Scholars this year, the school district reported. That's up from 28 last year.
The National Hispanic Recognition Program identifies academically outstanding Hispanic high school students across the nation. The designation is based on several criteria, including PSAT scores and grade point average.
"This is a tremendous honor,'' schools superintendent MaryEllen Elia said. "The students, their parents, their teachers and their principals should be very proud."
Previously, the district announced it has 62 National Merit Scholar semifinalists (up from 43 the previous year) and 19 National Achievement Scholars, the most in the state.
This year's National Hispanic Scholars are:
Bloomingdale High: Kathryn Lee, Daniel Monaghan, Christian Mora
Durant: Jose Perez
Gaither: Daniel Lewis
King: Justin Cardenas, Eleonora Delgado, Alejandro Navas, Andres Saez, Matthew Segrest, Maria-Ines Van Olphen, Cristina Yelvington
Plant: Charles Alver, Gabriella Jassir, Christina Tamargo, Amanda Whalen
Robinson: Estevan Cohn, Mario Giovannetti, Karlee Henson, Andrea Leon, Daniel Tamayo, Melissa Weathers
Sickles: Amanda McDade
Steinbrenner: Ana Cheng
Strawberry Crest: Daniel De Brigard, Christopher Mamuscia
Tampa Bay Tech: Stephanie Burgos, Orlando Mejia, Jhulianna Vivar
Wharton: Adam Martinez, Frances Nieves, Zulema Ramos