Angelo Rivera, son of Angel and Mary Ann Rivera of Clintonville, has earned the distinction of being named a Scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Angelo Rivera, son of Angel and Mary Ann Rivera of Clintonville, has earned the distinction of being named a Scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Rivera is a senior at St. Charles Preparatory School, where he is a member of the cross country team and "Cardinals for Life." He has been a volunteer for the March for Life and "Run the Race" and is involved with the youth group at Immaculate Conception Church.

He is applying to Ohio State University, the University of Miami, the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Auburn University with plans to study biology.

The National Hispanic Recognition Program identifies academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. Each year, the NHRP honors about 5,000 of the highest-scoring students from more than 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the Pre-Scholastic Aptitude/National Merit Qualifying Test. These students are from the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Mariana Islands and the Marshall Islands, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools abroad. Approximately 200 of the top-scoring PAA students from Puerto Rico are also included.