What should a girl choose? Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, John Hopkins, UCLA, UC Irvine… oh, and what about Harvard? Jessica Romero, a senior at Nogales High School with many college choices, was recognized by the Board of Education on April 16, 2013 for being identified by the 2012-2013 National Hispanic Recognition Program as an outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school student. In order to be eligible, students must be at least ¼ Hispanic/Latino, meet the minimum PSAT/NMSQT cut-off score for the state and achieve a minimum GPA. Jessica is a scholar - she has maintained a GPA of 4.0 for all 4 years of high school and received a 198 on the PSAT (scoring in the top 5 % of all Juniors taking the test in the US). Among the many colleges she was accepted to, she was also offered the Regents Scholarship (full ride) to Berkeley. We look forward to following this Nogales Noble!
Pictured: Nogales High School Senior Jessica Romero with grandmother and Rowland Unified School District Board President Cary Chen at the April 16, 2013 Board of Education Meeting.