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Board of Ed Honors High-Achieving Hispanic Students

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The Elwood School District Board of Education honored high-achieving Hispanic students from Elwood-John H. Glenn High School at the board’s Nov. 10 meeting, led by Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Bossert. The recognitions were presented by John Glenn Principal Corey McNamara and Assistant Principal Trish Sihksnel.

Seniors Juliet Beuka, Giuliana Brown, Angelina DeMarco, Will Drucker and Jake Lauto were recognized for winning the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Award. To earn this award, students must take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year, achieve a minimum qualifying score, possess a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year, and identify as Hispanic.

“Clearly these students tonight represent the very best that Elwood as a community has to offer,” McNamara said.

Next, Juliet Beuka, Katherine Madrid and Grace Motta were recognized for earning the Hispanic Heritage Student Achievement Award scholarship, worth $500. They had earlier been presented with proclamations from the Huntington Town Board on Oct. 28 at the 28th annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

“I was fortunate enough to attend their celebration at Town Hall last month, and was so proud to see this group of students representing John Glenn High School,” Sihksnel said.

Date Added: 11/22/2022