National Recognition Program Awards

One hundred and nine Belen Jesuit students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. 

“We are so proud and thrilled that our students have earned this recognition for their achievements in the classroom and on the College Board assessment,” said Principal José E. Roca ‘84. “They exemplify the core values instilled in our young men on a daily basis.” 

Colleges and scholarship programs identified the following students and were awarded the National African American Recognition Award (NAARA) and/or the National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA). Congratulations to the following, Wolverines:
  1. Adrian Rodriguez: NHRA
  2. Adrian Smith: NHRA
  3. Adrian Romero: NHRA
  4. Alejandro Perez: NHRA
  5. Alejandro Ulvert: NHRA
  6. Alexander Cruz: NHRA
  7. Alvaro Sanson: NHRA
  8. Amin Pazos: NHRA
  9. Andre De Leon: NHRA
  10. Andres Fernandez: NHRA
  11. Andres Miyares: NHRA
  12. Andres Mederos: NHRA
  13. Andres Pulles: NHRA
  14. Andres Salvade: NHRA
  15. Andrew Berrocal: NHRA
  16. Andrew Navarro: NHRA
  17. Anthony Iturbe: NHRA
  18. Avery Villasuso: NHRA
  19. Brandon Lezcano: NHRA
  20. Carlos Corzo: NHRA
  21. Charles Carreno: NHRA
  22. Christopher Collings: NHRA
  23. Christopher Cotte: NHRA
  24. Daniel Rodriguez-Meneses: NHRA
  25. Daniel Betancourt: NHRA
  26. Daniel Gonzalez: NHRA
  27. Daniel Perez: NHRA
  28. Daniel Real: NHRA
  29. David Guillaume: NAARA, NHRA
  30. David Torres: NAARA, NHRA
  31. Diego Alvarez: NHRA
  32. Diego Leon-Aguilar: NHRA
  33. Eduardo Garcia: NHRA
  34. Eduardo Lopez-Seda: NHRA
  35. Eduardo Alcaine: NHRA
  36. Emery Salom: NHRA
  37. Emilio Carbonell: NHRA
  38. Eric Barreto: NHRA
  39. Ernie Echevarria: NHRA
  40. Fernando Luna: NHRA
  41. Hector Meruelo: NHRA
  42. Henry Castellat: NHRA
  43. Henry Lisamore: NHRA
  44. Henry Amador: NHRA
  45. Ilan Asis: NHRA
  46. Isaac Badell-Riviere: NHRA
  47. Israel Salabarria: NHRA
  48. Jaime Borja: NHRA
  49. Javier De Cardenas: NHRA
  50. Joaquin Mestre: NHRA
  51. John Costello: NHRA
  52. John Delionado: NHRA
  53. Jonathan Cala: NHRA
  54. Jose Morales: NHRA
  55. Joseph Alonso: NHRA
  56. Joseph Gonzalez: NHRA
  57. Joshue Perez: NHRA
  58. Juan Manrique: NAARA, NHRA
  59. Julian Alvarez: NHRA
  60. Julian Recio: NHRA
  61. Kevin Dominguez: NHRA
  62. Kevin Rodriguez: NHRA
  63. Liam Jacobsen: NHRA
  64. Lucas Perez: NHRA
  65. Lucas Monge: NHRA
  66. Manuel Gurdian: NHRA
  67. Marc Orta: NHRA
  68. Marcial De Sautu: NHRA
  69. Marco Delamaza: NHRA
  70. Marco Ramirez: NHRA
  71. Marco Santa-Cruz: NHRA
  72. Marcos Mejia: NHRA
  73. Marcos Rodriguez-Lapido: NHRA
  74. Martin Garriga: NHRA
  75. Martin Rodriguez: NHRA
  76. Massimo Garcia: NHRA
  77. Matthew Llau: NHRA
  78. Matthew Marcos: NHRA
  79. Mauricio Espina: NHRA
  80. Mauricio Arias: NHRA
  81. Maximus Garcia: NHRA
  82. Michael Moreno: NHRA
  83. Nicholas Duque: NHRA
  84. Nicholas Iglesias: NHRA
  85. Nicholas Rosell: NHRA
  86. Nicholas Arana: NHRA
  87. Nicholas Leon: NHRA
  88. Nicolas Rodriguez-Meneses: NHRA
  89. Nicolas Cotte: NHRA
  90. Nicolas Abreu: NHRA
  91. Octavio Marante: NHRA
  92. Omar Ortega: NHRA
  93. Pablo Rodriguez: NHRA
  94. Peter Raymond: NAARA
  95. Philippe Riobe: NAARA, NHRA
  96. Raymond Perez: NHRA
  97. Roberto Henao: NHRA
  98. Rocco Leon: NHRA
  99. Rodrigo Blanco: NHRA
  100. Ryan Martinez: NHRA
  101. Ryan Mertz: NHRA
  102. Salvador Leos: NHRA
  103. Sebastian Alonso: NHRA
  104. Sebastian Victoria: NHRA
  105. Stefan Borrero: NHRA
  106. Tomas Feijoo: NHRA
  107. Tyler Torres-Ferrer: NHRA
  108. Victor Alberni: NHRA
  109. Victor Camara: NHRA
Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.

Eligible students will be invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and will be awarded at the beginning of the next school year. Students will receive their awards in time to include them in their college and scholarship applications. 

For more information on the National Recognition Programs, click here
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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.