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MHS students receive national academic recognition

November 9, 2023 01:00 PM

Ten Mundelein High School students are receiving national recognition from their PSAT/NMSQT testing. MHS will honor the students with an Academic Awards Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 16.

In addition to the National Merit Scholarship, academic honors are awarded to underrepresented students through the College Board’s national recognition programs. Juniors are eligible if they score in the top 10 percent on the PSAT/NMSQT by state in the eligible exam periods. Juniors are also eligible if they score a 3 or higher on two or more distinct AP exams in the eligible exam periods. Additionally, these students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Kurt Dumblauskas was named a National Merit Finalist, Adriyanna Tesimu and Mariano Rodriguez were given the National Indigenous Award, and eight students were given the National Hispanic Recognition Award: Alexis Silva, Azael Sanchez, Francisco Moreno, Kailib Keblys, Mariano Rodriguez, Martin Palacios, Natalie Carrera and Stephanie Bolanos.

“We’re incredibly proud to honor these students,” said District 120 Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Stacey Gorman. “It’s a great achievement and we want to celebrate these awards.”

It is another academic achievement for MHS in a growing list of awards. In October, the College Board honored Mundelein High School with a Bronze recognition on the 2023 AP School Honor Roll. Earlier this fall, U.S. News and World Report again recognized MHS as one the best high schools in the nation. It was the fifth year in a row Mundelein High School received that recognition.

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