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Hillsborough school district names National Hispanic Scholars

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

Hillsborough school district names National Hispanic Scholars 02/16/13 [Last modified: Friday, February 15, 2013 7:07pm]

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