Two William Floyd High School juniors, Nathalia Reis and Joseph Rueb, have been selected to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP), a prestigious honor reserved for those who scored in the top 2.5% of all Hispanic and Latino test-takers in the nation on the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). The NHRP recognizes approximately 5,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors each year from among the more than 400,000 who take the exam. Sponsored by the College Board, this program seeks to recognize and award Hispanic and Latino students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and college readiness.
Nathalia is a member of National Honor Society, the Stony Brook University Science and Technology Entry (STEP) Program, the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Mock Trial, Moot Court and Youth & Government, for which she was just selected to serve as Chief Justice at next year’s conference. She has also won scientific research awards including first place in the STEP Program Junior Division Research Competition as a freshman and second place in the New York State Science and Engineering Fair Andromeda Competition as a sophomore.
Joseph also balances a busy schedule. He is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and the Tri-M Music Honor Society, plays in the pit orchestra, is a member of jazz band, brass quintet, All-County Orchestra and All-County Band. He has participated in the Breast Cancer Walk at Suffolk County Community College to raise money for the fight against breast cancer with FBLA and participated in the Renaissance Faire. He also balances a part-time job.
Congratulations to Nathalia and Joseph on their achievements!