Comal ISD students first to get National Hispanic Recognition Program Honors

National Hispanic Recognition Program

SAN ANTONIO -- Memorial Early College High School in Comal ISD only has an enrollment of around 300 students, but they're producing some serious academic talent.

Keaton Rodriguez and Alfred Martinez became the school's first-ever National Hispanic Recognition Program Honorees.

That means they did really well on their Pre-SAT Tests, and have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA.

"If you're recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar, there's a lot of scholarships you can get," Martinez said.

That's important for both students. Martinez wants to study biology at Harvard or Yale, and Rodriguez wants to become an engineer after studying at UTSA or the University of Texas.

"I love making things work," said Martinez. "I look at a car, and I look at the engine, and I love how all these mechanical parts are specially designed to do their specific tasks. I want to be able to design things like that.”

While the recognition is nice and the potential scholarships are great, both of these high school seniors are happy they have someone else to share the academic spotlight with.

"It's reassuring to know that someone else is able to share this with you, especially at a small school," Martinez said.

(© 2016 KENS)


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