Rio Rico student earns national recognition

2013-11-08T16:45:00Z Rio Rico student earns national recognitionAlexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Joel Leyva, a Rio Rico High School senior, has been named a 2013-2014 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.

The College Board honor recognizes academically exceptional Hispanic students. This year the NHRP selected 5,300 Hispanic students from a pool of over 259,000 candidates for this distinction.

Candidates for scholar must be at least one-quarter Hispanic, have achieved a minimum PSAT/NMSQT score for their region, and have a junior year grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher. 

Leyva, who has been offered and accepted a $15,000 annual scholarship for four years to the University of Arizona, plans to study medicine.

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