Another Mount St. Mary senior receives national recognition

The National Hispanic Recognition Program selected Amelia Ochoa ’20 as a 2019-2020 National Hispanic Scholar. Amelia scored in the top 2.5% on the PSAT qualifying test among all Hispanic and Latino test takers in the region last fall.


Established in 1983, the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) is a College Board program that provides national recognition of the exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic and Latino high school seniors. While there is no scholarship awarded with this honor, the recognition enables students to highlight their outstanding educational achievements to top colleges and universities. In order to be eligible, students must identify as Hispanic or Latino, meet the minimum PSAT cutoff score by state and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year.


We congratulate Amelia for the academic commitment she has demonstrated. She joins the two Semifinalists and one Commended Student from Mount St. Mary Academy’s Class of 2020 who were recognized earlier this month by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.


Mount St. Mary Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, develops young women with a moral and intellectual foundation rooted in Catholic tradition. Mercy-minded and college-prepared, our students meet the future with wisdom, compassion and integrity.