Written by Massapequa Observer Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00
Massapequa High School senior Sara Albert was named by the College Board as one of 5,300 academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino students in the country to be selected for the 2013-14 National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program. To qualify for the program students must achieve the program’s minimum required score on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which varies by region each year, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, maintain a high school average of 3.0 or higher and be of at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino descent.
The program sends a list of all recognized students to colleges and universities that are particularly interested in high-achieving seniors of Hispanic/Latino heritage.
Sara maintains a high academic average and carries a rigorous course load of advanced placement and college-level classes. According to her guidance counselor Tracy Munson, Sara spends much of her free time writing. She writes and reviews for TeenInk.com and Writing.com, and is also working on a novel. In addition, Sara volunteers her time as a peer tutor and works as a babysitter. She has also been a member of the track team and volunteered for the Peanut Butter and Jelly Club last year, making sandwiches for the homeless. Sara is in the process of applying to several top universities across the country and plans to pursue a career in writing.