Three WRA students receive National Hispanic Recognition; Seven named Commended Scholars

Members of our student body are once again earning national recognition.

We're proud to announce that three WRA students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors, based on merit, that can be included on college and scholarship applications, helping students stand out during the admission process.

The WRA students who have been recognized are Arthur Johnson '22, Jimena Oliva '22 and Elba Heddesheimer '23, who all received National Hispanic Recognition.

"WRA is thrilled," said Head of School Suzanne Walker Buck. "The recognition earned by Arthur, Jimena and Elba speaks voluminously to their achievement in the classroom, community and on College Board assessment. We are proud of their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success."

The announcement happened to fall during Hispanic Heritage Month, which WRA continues to celebrate.

The College Board's Student Search Service identifies students of underrepresented backgrounds, including African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural, and awards students with recognition based on academic achievements. Students who may be eligible must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams.

In addition to the students who received National Hispanic Recognition, WRA is also excited to share the news that seven scholars have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as Commended Students.

Our Commended Students are seniors Noah Barnes, Jacob Coblentz, Annie Cui, Natalie Ham, Shin Lee, Daniel Li and Zhejun Zhang.

We celebrate our Commended Students who were recognized as top performers nationally in the classroom and on their PSAT performance.