West Hempstead Senior Named National Hispanic Scholar

West Hempstead Senior Named National Hispanic Scholar photo
West Hempstead High School senior John Regan has been recognized as a 2017 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. 

According to its website, the NHRP was established in 1983 through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and honors about 5,000 or 2.5 percent of the highest-scoring students from over 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Qualifications for recognition are based on critical reading, mathematics and writing scores on the PSAT/NMSQT and a minimum GPA of 3.5. 

Although there is no financial reward, recipients receive a certificate and the NHRP sends a list of all recognized students to subscribing colleges and universities.

John is enrolled in six Advanced Placement and college-level courses, is a lineman for the varsity football team, runs spring track, and is a member of the National, Spanish and Art honor societies. Additionally, he volunteers in his community coaching football for younger children and was named a Wendy’s Heisman Trophy winner for football.  

The district congratulates John on this exceptional award and wishes him a successful senior year.