Michael Masterson was selected as a National Hispanic Scholar, scoring among the top 2.5% of Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test-takers in the region.
Every year, the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanics/Latinos who took the test during their junior year.
Applicants also must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino, achieve the minimum required PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score and earn a cumulate 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. Although it's not a scholarship, colleges use the program to identity academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino students.
Masterson was also named a National Merit Finalist earlier in the school year. He will attend Georgetown University this fall.