Oct. 2, 2017
Senior named National Hispanic Scholar by College Board
Upper St. Clair High School senior Wyatt Keating has been recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar by the College Board for scoring in the top 2.5 percent among Hispanic and Latino PSAT test takers in the region.
Every year, the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the test. Students take the qualifying PSAT in October of their junior year and are recognized in the fall of their senior year.
To qualify, students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino; achieve the minimum required PSAT Selection Index score during junior year; and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year.
The College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program is an academic honor that can be included on college applications. It is not a scholarship, but colleges do use this program to identify academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino students.
In addition to being a National Hispanic Scholar, Wyatt was recently recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction by the College Board for earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. And, he was named a National Merit Commended Student for scoring in the top three percent in the nation on the PSAT during his junior year.