Four Duncanville High School juniors recently earned prestigious national recognition. Jacob Hernandez, Gilberto Hernandez, Melanie Hernandez and Chase Anderson were announced as National Hispanic Scholars.
The four DHS students have been invited to the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program based on their scores and grades. They scored in the top 2.5% on the PSAT/NMSQT among all Hispanic test takers along with achieving a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year.
Every year, the NHRP recognizes about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic juniors who take the test. Colleges use the academic honor to identify academically exceptional Hispanic students.
Over the past few years, Duncanville High School has seen an increase of National Hispanic Scholars. In 2018, the district celebrated four students. In 2017 and 2016, there were respectively two and one students named as National Hispanic Scholars.