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Yuma High student earns national recognition for PSAT performance

Yuma High School senior Sofia Sauceda has earned theSofia Sauceda National Hispanic Recognition Award from the College Board National Recognition Program for excelling on College Board assessments and in the classroom. 

“For me, it's nice to have my hard work recognized,” Sauceda said. “This award can help me get scholarships for college to help me reach my goal of becoming an accountant.”

More than two dozen Yuma Union High School District received recognition in various categories this year. However, Sauceda is the first from Yuma High School since 2017. 

The National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and help them stand out during the admissions process. 

Students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town, can apply during their sophomore and junior year to be awarded.

Lesley Avila