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Five LVHS Students Named National Recognition Program Scholars

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Locust Valley High School is proud to announce that five of its students have been named as College Board National Recognition Program Scholars. More than 80,000 students from all 50 states were eligible to join the recognition program, with 32,000 students earning the recognition this year. To be named a scholar, students must have a grade point average of 90 or above and have scored exceptionally on the PSAT or scored at least a 3 on two or more Advanced Placement exams. Eligible students are also those who identify as African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous or attend school in a rural or small town.

Senior Trinity Benstock is a National Hispanic Recognition Program Designated Scholar. She is an IB Diploma candidate and will earn the Seal of Biliteracy. Trinity is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. Trinity participates in several clubs, including Alzheimer’s Awareness, LVTV Studio, Model United Nations and Science Bowl. She also serves as President of the Quiz and History Bowl clubs.

Senior Josephine DeBono is a National Hispanic Recognition Program Designated Scholar.
She is an IB Diploma candidate and serves as President of the Global Students Society, Model United Nations and National Honor Society, and as the Vice President of Mock Trial. Josephine is also a member of the Spanish Honor Society and Ethics Bowl.

Junior Sophia Del Giudice is a National Hispanic Recognition Program Designated Scholar.
She is an IB Diploma candidate. Sophia is a member of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Club, History Club and Italian Honor Society. She participates on the cross-country and track teams.

Junior Nikkita Kissoon is a National African American Recognition Program Scholar. She is
an IB Diploma candidate and member of the Spanish Honor Society and Art Honor Society. Nikkita participates on the Athletic Council, and is also a member of the Breast Cancer Awareness Club. Nikkita is a student-athlete on the varsity tennis and lacrosse teams.

Senior Jennys Sierra is a National Hispanic Recognition Program Designated Scholar. She will earn the Seal of Biliteracy and is a member of the Spanish Honor Society. Jennys participates on the varsity softball team and is a member of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Club.

Congratulations to Trinity, Josephine, Sophia, Nikkita and Jennys.