National Hispanic Scholar

Alvin Community College Student Named National Hispanic Scholar

Every year, millions of high school students sit down to take the SATs, an entrance exam required by most universities. Alvin Community College Upward Bound student Sofia Aguilar recently took the test and her 1340 score was one of the highest in the country for Hispanic students.

Out of 250,000 Hispanic students who took the SATs recently, Sofia Aguilar, a senior at Alvin High School, placed among the top 2 percent. She was named a National Hispanic Scholar for the distinction.

So far, Aguilar has received $20,000 in scholarships for her education pursuits.