“Conway High School is proud of Logan for receiving this distinction,” says Principal Jason Lawrence. “He is a outstanding young man with a bright future and he represents CHS very well.”
Every year, the National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the test.
The program is an academic honor that can be included on college applications. It’s not a scholarship, but colleges do use this program to identify academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino students.
Students qualify by taking the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year. They must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino, achieve the minimum required PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score (varies each year), and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year.
Rodriguez says he is excited about the honor. He hopes to attend the University of Arkansas next year and go on to medical school some day.
He currently plays soccer for Conway High School and is a student in the Medical Professions Class there, where his teachers say he is a hard worker. Rodriguez says his math classes are his favorite.