A total of 4 students receive the prestigious honor
Published : Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 1:26 PM
Four students from Alverno High School have earned the designation of National Hispanic Scholar from the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the PSAT.
Seniors Caitlyn Delgadillo, Emily Lopez, Cameron Martinez, and Alexxa Vasquez were recognized for scoring in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT takers in the region. In addition to outstanding test scores, these young women were also selected for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher throughout their years at Alverno.
Caitlyn Delgadillo, a graduate of San Gabriel Christian School, is involved in several different clubs and organizations on campus including serving as the Chief of Domestic Protocol in the Alverno Student Union and being an active member of the Solar Energy Activity Lab (SEAL) team with Caltech and the National Honor Society. Caitlyn is also a starting and integral player on Alverno’s Horizon League champion soccer team. In addition to being named a National Hispanic Scholar, Caitlyn was also recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction by the College Board for earning an average score of 3.5 or higher on at least five AP exams.
Emily Lopez, a graduate of Sts. Felicitas and Perpetua, currently serves as the Secretary of the Alverno Student Union and is a member of the Girl Scouts. Over the summer, Emily started a non-profit organization that assembles toiletry and necessity packages for homeless individuals throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Emily is an active member of the National Honor Society and Alverno’s Campus Ministry program. Emily was recently named as a Princess for the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association and will ride in the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2016. Emily was selected from her outstanding academic and community service achievements.
Cameron Martinez, a graduate of Sacred Heart Elementary School, is an active member of the Alverno High School government having held a position throughout her four years at Alverno. Currently, Cameron serves as the Secretary of Campus Ministry and the President of the National Honor Society. In addition to her success in the classroom, Cameron has been an incredible asset to both the volleyball and softball teams at Alverno. Along with Emily, Cameron has also been named as a Princess of the Sierra Made Rose Float Association and will ride in the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2016. In addition to her recognition as a National Hispanic Scholar, Cameron was also recognized as an AP Scholar by the College Board for earning an average score of 3 or higher on at least three AP exams.
Alexxa Vasquez, a graduate of St. Benedict School, participates in a number of different clubs and organizations at Alverno. Currently, she serves as a member of the Senior State Assembly, Campus Ministry, the Alverno Ambassador Corps, and National Honor Society. In addition to her academics, Alexxa is a committed dancer who competes on a hip-hop competition team through her dance studio. Alexxa was recently recognized by the College Board as an AP Scholar with Honor for receiving a score of 3.25 or higher on four or more AP exams.
“Alverno High School is incredibly proud of these young women and their academic achievements,” said Julia V. Fanara, Head of School. “Being named a National Hispanic Scholar demonstrates not only a strong academic ability among these young women, but also a strong commitment to academic rigor, currently and in the future. Alverno is thrilled to provide a rigorous college prep curriculum, a demanding AP program, and a small classroom environment to all of its students that help make opportunities and recognition like this possible.”
About Alverno High School
Alverno High School is a progressive Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems. Enlivened by the spirit of its Immaculate Heart Community sponsors, and mindful of the Franciscan roots of its founders, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—is shaped by the staff, trustees, and students in light of the world for which the students are being educated. Alverno’s mission is to empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be and since 1960, Alverno has empowered more than 4,500 women to meet that goal. For more information about Alverno High School, please call (626) 355-3463 or visit www.alverno-hs.org.