MMI Preparatory School senior Frederick Mejia, the son of Carlos and Esperanza Mejia of West Hazleton, was named a Scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Mejia completed an application for the program last spring after being notified that he scored in the top 2.5 percent among regional Hispanic and Latino students on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

MMI Head of School D. Scott Wiggins said, “I want to commend Frederick Mejia for his inclusion in this national program. We are always honored to have our students represent MMI on a national level and receive recognition for the dedication they show to their academics.”

Every year, the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) recognizes approximately 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the test. The College Board’s NHRP program is an academic honor that can be included on college applications. Although it’s not a scholarship, many colleges do use this program to identify academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino students.

Recognized students are from the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Mariana Islands, and the Marshall Islands, as well as other students attending schools abroad. Approximately 200 of the top-scoring students from Puerto Rico are also included.