Fairfax Student Named National Hispanic Recognition Scholar

Posted by Community Relations Department on 10/2/2013

Senior Viviana Arroyo has been named a National Hispanic Recognition Scholar by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  She is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate with a 4.8 grade point average.  The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) identifies academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students based on the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT.)    Arroyo wants to major in history and become a lawyer, help the community and eventually teach at a college level. She has expressed interest in attending Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Harvard, Swarthmore College or Villanova University. As part of the Arizona Ivy League Project she has traveled to the East Coast to visit several universities. Arroyo is a member of the National Honor Society, participates in the Be A Leader Foundation and has done volunteer work in the community, specifically in St. Catherine’s of Siena Parish School and in a local library. Arroyo has also been an athlete playing varsity tennis since her freshmen year. 



Each year, the NHRP honors about 5,000 of the highest-scoring students from over 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT. Being named is an important academic recognition, and NHRP makes this information available to subscribing colleges and universities that are particularly interested in communicating with academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino students.