Special to the Editor
Gainesville High School Principal David Glancy announced today that senior Alex Huerta has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from GHS and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Mr. Glancy to this scholastically talented Leopard.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students are in the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
For these same efforts Huerta was also selected as a 2013-2014 College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. Alex hopes to attend MIT next fall but will visit several college campuses this Spring including UT Austin and an expense free visit to Columbia University, to name a few.
Alex said of the awards, “It’s really great to see my hard work pay off. I’m really excited about my upcoming trip to Columbia. I hope to see the campus and learn a little more about the world.”
Principal Glancy said of Alex, “We are incredibly proud of Alex's accomplishments. He is such a humble young man. The fact that he tutors math students everyday, is highly involved in the jazz band and an active member of NHS tells you how much more there is to him. He is a great representative for GHS!”
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