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Harlingen CISD recognized the 2018 high-school scholars from Harlingen High School, Harlingen High School South, and Harlingen School of Health Professions.

Student recognitions were based on GPAs, AP exams, and/or standardized testing results.

The following scholars were recognized by the school board and community in attendance at the November 2018 regular meeting (National Hispanic Recognition Program and National Merit Scholarship Program) and January 2019 regular meeting (AP Scholars):

National Hispanic Recognition Program

The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes approximately 10,000 from a pool of about 200,000 students. The recognition is based on a combination of PSAT/NMSQT score and GPA.

Harlingen High School South: Francisco Ayala, Julianna Castillo, Marisa Davila, Reid Davis, Isaac Moreno, Kristian Posada, Rebekah Russek, Lucero Sauceda, Jared Liam Soto, Erick Velarde, John Yeupell

Harlingen High School: Miryam Galvez, Bianca Lopez, Arlette McClain, Lorenzo Molina, Allyson Puente

Harlingen School of Health Professions: Aaron Castillo, Matthew Garcia, Morgan Johnson

National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. More than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT® receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise.

Harlingen High School: Bianca Lopez

Harlingen High School South: William Bell

AP Scholars

AP Scholars are recognized as part of a small group of students. Only 18% (180,000) of the more than one million high school students who took AP exams performed at such a high level to merit this recognition.

The following students qualified for the national AP Scholar Award by earning a score of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.

Harlingen High School: Aron J. Alaniz, Alejandra G. Chapa, Adrianna H. Flores, William K. Hull, Mia E. Lopez, Laura R. Macmanus, Eliseo R. Pedraza, Allyson D. Puente, Mary K. Scaief, Mackenzie C. Vela

2018 HHS Graduates: Ryan D. Arnold, Darielle V. Barrera, Nathaniel D. Bauer, Adrian R. Bazan, Luke J. Disque, Sarah K. Larios, Gabriel J. Lorenzo-Luaces, Garrison M. Medley, Alejandro Muniz, Mark J. Navalta, Levi D. Newell, Jesus A. Rodriguez, Rodolfo A. Urbina

Harlingen High School South: William S. Bell, Hunter M. Butler, Alexander J. Castillo, Samuel A. Castillo, John B. Duncan, Anell R. McDaniel, Kristian Posada, Victor M. Ringheanu, Lucero P. Sauceda, John W. Yeupell

2018 HHSS Graduates: David A. Cavada, Colin R. Giloon, Joshua Hernandez, Jameson M. Hockaday, Christian C. Ingram, Jesse Izquierdo, Mia N. Medrano, Jasmine F. Partida, Demetria M. Poulos, Christopher W. Smith

Harlingen School of Health Professions: Maleni Arredondo Jimenez, Aaron J. Castillo, Brittney L. Garza, Morgan R. Johnson, Jacqueline I. Magno, Briana D. McClain

2018 HSHP Graduates: Hannah M. Brady, Ashley E. Esparza, Jaime H. Rodriguez, Jacqueline Reyes, Constanza S. Ruiz Elizondo, Sean A. Turrubiates

The following students qualified as AP Scholars with Honor by receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more AP exams.

Harlingen High School: Lorenzo R. Molina

2018 HHS Graduates: Grant A. Burbach, Oziel V. Landaverde, Ryan R. Wally

Harlingen High School South: Francisco P. Ayala, Reid A. Davis

2018 HHSS Graduates: Jacob M. Fraga. Cierra B. Morrisey, Jared C. Waggoner

Harlingen School of Health Professions: Matthew E. Garcia

The following students qualified as AP Scholars with Distinction by receiving an average score of 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Harlingen High School: Bianca A. Lopez

2018 HHS Graduates: Irene A. Tyler

Harlingen High School South: Brenda L. Miltos, Christine M. Vega

2018 HHSS Graduates: Erika Hernandez, Matthew D. Moore, Savannah F. Smith

The following student qualified as a National AP Scholar by receiving an average score of 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

2018 Harlingen High School Graduate: Irene A. Tyler

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