The College Board announced that 20 Belen Jesuit seniors have been named National Hispanic Recognition Scholars. These are the students who scored in the top 2.5% on the PSAT among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers. Approximately 7,000 academically outstanding high school students from the more than 400,000 Hispanic and Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT are awarded a certificate of recognition.
“These students are goal-oriented young men who succeed in the classroom and on standardized tests,” said Principal Jose E. Roca. “All of the students recognized are also exemplary members of the community through their commitment to extracurricular activities, community service and athletics. In all, they represent what it means to be well-rounded students and true men for others.
Please join us in congratulating the following seniors for this fantastic accomplishment:
Patricio De La Guardia
Tomas De La Huerta
Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success - including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain. The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline. In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty. The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow. Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.