Del Mar resident receives National Hispanic Recognition Program honorable mention

The College Board has named five seniors, from The Bishop’s School in La Jolla — Alicia Cabrera-Miño, Delfina Gonzalez, Christian Guinchard, Alejandro Rivera and Stephanie Saunderson — as National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholars in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the PSAT/NMSQT/PAA Examination taken in 2011. Senior and Del Mar resident Cassandra Garcia-Bacha received an honorable mention recognition.

The College Board recognizes students who are at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino and have achieved a minimum PSAT/NMSQT/PAA score for their region with GPAs of 3.5 or higher.

The NHRP was initiated in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students and to share information about these academically well-prepared students with colleges and universities. This year, the NHRP is recognizing nearly 5,000 students selected from a pool of over 200,000 students who took the 2011 PSAT/NMSQT/PAA and identified themselves as Hispanic/Latino.

Del Mar’s Cassandra Garcia-Bacha is the daughter of Melody Bacha.

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