Three La Porte High School seniors have been named Scholars in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.
Alex Andrea Klein, Joel Ortiz and Devin Villarreal were among nearly 5,000 honorees selected from a pool of over 235,000 who took the 2010 PSAT/NMSQT®/PAA™ test and identified themselves as Hispanic/Latino.
Alex is the daughter of Teresa and Ron Klein. She plans to attend the University of North Texas, where she will work toward a bachelor's degree in forensic chemistry. She plans to become a crime scene investigator.
Joel, the son of Patricia Delgado and George Ortiz, plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin. His eventual goal is to be both a computer scientist and a musician.
The son of Troy and Nicolle Villarreal, Devin wants to be a neurosurgeon. He plans to attend Rice University next fall.
Students recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition Program are at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino (based on the program's definition) and have achieved a minimum PSAT/NMSQT®/ PAA ™score for their region. Those with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are designated as Scholars. The names of these outstanding students will be distributed to subscribing four-year postsecondary institutions.