Sept. 14, 2022
Senior named Hispanic Program Scholar
An Upper St. Clair High School senior has been named a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar by the College Board. Elisa Tucker earned the honor for her academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT.
“We are incredibly proud of Elisa for being named a Program Scholar by the College Board,” Dr. Timothy Wagner, Upper St. Clair High School principal, said. “We are grateful that her hard work and tenacity have been recognized.”
Elisa, who is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program, currently serves as president of the school’s Spanish Club and is a member of National Honor Society, USC Robotics Club and the varsity softball team. She is planning on pursuing a career as an occupational therapist.
The College Board’s four National Recognition Programs award academic honors to underrepresented students. The four programs include National African American Recognition Program; National Hispanic Recognition Program; National Indigenous Recognition Program; and National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program.
Although the National Recognition Program Scholar is not a scholarship award, students can include this academic honor in their college and scholarship applications.
Students who identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, or attend high school in a rural area or small town; have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; and have excelled on the PSAT, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams may be eligible.