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Eastside Catholic Congratulates Two Students Honored in National Hispanic Recognition Program
Posted 11/01/2018 02:40PM

Eastside Catholic Congratulates Two Students Honored in National Hispanic Recognition Program


Sammamish, Wash., October 31, 2018 – Congratulations to Sammamish resident Renée DePencier Piñero and Snoqualmie resident Isabel Scott for being recognized as part of the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). Like the National Merit Scholarship program, the NHRP is designed to distinguish Hispanic/Latino students who score well on the Preliminary SAT Test (PSAT).


To be eligible for the NHRP, students must take the PSAT during their junior year, be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino, achieve the minimum required PSAT Selection Index score and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year. Each year, the NHRP recognizes about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT. Being recognized by NHRP places Renée and Isabel in the top two percent of all Hispanic/Latino juniors who took the PSAT last year.


“Congratulations to these two talented women who have been nationally recognized for their outstanding academics,” High School Principal Barbara Swann said. “We are proud of you Renée and Isabel!”


When asked what advice they would share with younger students, our seniors offered these suggestions:


Renée: “Live your truth and be unapologetically you. Live to inspire people around you and learn from everyone you can!”


Isabel: “Be smart about time management. Making sure you’re on top of things will make your life 10 times easier.”


Renée plans on studying astrophysics or aerospace engineering in college in pursuit of becoming an astronaut one day. Isabel’s goal is to pursue a degree in nursing and hopes to work for Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos in Nicaragua one day.




Isabel Scott and Renée DePencier Piñero




About Eastside Catholic School

Eastside Catholic School is a Catholic faith-based educational community where students in grades six through 12 learn to integrate their thinking and believing in ways that encourage intellectual excellence, nurture relationships and inspire a life of leadership and service to others. Founded by parents in 1980, the school is governed by an elected Board of Trustees. Eastside Catholic is the only seven-year, co-educational Catholic school on the Eastside and offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum. Eastside Catholic School enrolls 865 students, employs 130 faculty and staff members and has an alumni base of more than 3,800.



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