Valley Central High School student Nicolas Collazos was invited to participate in the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). Nicolas received the opportunity to apply for this distinction by scoring in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino students on the PSAT/NMST.
According to the College Board’s website, the NHRP is an academic honor that colleges use to identify outstanding students of Hispanic descent. Out of the 250,000 students who take the test, the College Board recognizes about 5,000 through the NHRP.
In addition to his academic achievements, Nicolas is active in sports and extracurricular activities including the track team, football team and math team. While he’s still exploring college options, he’s leaning towards studying civil engineering.
“We are proud of Nicolas’s accomplishments and wish him future success in the participation in the NHRP,” Jayme Ginda-Baxter, principal of Valley Central School District said.