BENSON — Two Benson High School seniors have been honored by national merit organizations and school faculty is hailing their effort.
“Benson High School is proud to announce the academic achievement of Anna Miles and Vanessa Romero. Both ladies received honors based on their high school cumulative GPA combined with their high ranking PSAT scores from junior year,” noted Kristy Reynolds, BHS guidance counselor.
Miles will represent BHS as a National Merit Scholarship finalist.
“Out of all juniors who take the test nationwide, only 7,600 students are selected as finalists,” said Reynolds. Finalists can receive top scholarship offers from participating universities with the $2,500 National Merit Scholarship award notification expected in the spring.
Vanessa has been recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition Program, which recognizes approximately 5,000 students nationwide offering honored students the opportunity to receive top scholarships from participating universities.
Anna plans to pursue a degree in architecture while Vanessa aspires to pursue a degree in medicine.
“It’s really an honor to be recognized. Earning this award is the culmination of years of hard work so it’s a very exciting moment for me personally,” said Anna.
Vanessa echoed those sentiments.
“I am proud that my Hispanic heritage and academic progress granted me the opportunity to apply and be selected as a National Hispanic Scholar. This is an incredible opportunity and it has enabled me to pursue the future goals that I have looked forward to all my life and for that I am grateful.”
“Benson High School is honored to have these girls represent the school nationwide and wishes them the best of luck on their future endeavors and achievements,” said Reynolds.