National Merit Semifinalist & National Hispanic Recognition Awardees

September 15, 2022

In 2022-2023, THA has grown to serve scholars in twelfth grade and will celebrate its first graduating high school class. One senior in THA's Class of 2023 has been named a National Merit Semifinalist and four seniors have been named National Hispanic Recognition awardees.

From 1.5 million entrants to 50,000 High Scorers, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has narrowed the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Competition to just 16,000 semifinalists. These semifinalists represent less than 1% of graduating seniors in the United States. Initial entrants are identified via the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and semifinalists are identified as the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

THA senior, Nathalia Mireles-Mota, has been named a 2023 National Merit Semifinalist. As a semifinalist, Nathalia has the opportunity to move forward in the National Merit Scholarship Competition to be considered for Finalist standing, Merit Scholarships, and Merit Scholar designation.

THA seniors, Victor Cruz, Leslie Trejo, Ismael Ponce, and Nathalia Mireles-Mota, have been named 2023 National Hispanic Recognition Awardees through College Board's National Recognition Program. This academic distinction is reserved for scholars who score in the top 10% of their state on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) or PSAT 10.

Senior academic awardees pose with school leaders. L-R: Samantha Markley (College Readiness Manager), Victor Cruz, Ismael Ponce, Leslie Trejo, Jason Veach (THA High School Principal) 
National Merit Semifinalist and National Hispanic Recognition awardee, Nathalia Mireles-Mota.

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