Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School senior Madison O’Connor has been named a National Hispanic Scholar.
Madison, of Hampton Bays, scored in the top 2.5 % of Hispanics and Latinos who took the PSAT.
“Madison is an exemplary student,” said Barbara Poerio, the Director of Guidance at McGann-Mercy and Madison’s guidance counselor for four years. “She is personable, creative, and erudite. Madison exudes all the traits necessary for success as well as the attitude of a front runner. I am very confident that she will be successful in higher education, but more than that, she will continue to distinguish herself and greatly enhance the student body to which she will belong.”
Madison is partially of Puerto Rican heritage, and has a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average. Eligibility for the honor is based on PSAT scores along with success in the classroom.
This nationwide academic honor is used to identify and recognize exceptional Hispanic and Latino high school students on their way path to higher education.
“Madison is an outstanding scholar,” said Assistant Principal Lisa Navarra. “She avails herself of learning opportunities, challenges herself with a myriad of AP classes, and is an integral part of the McGann-Mercy award-winning tennis team! We are proud that she is a member of the Mercy family!”
The varsity tennis team went undefeated in league play, earning another championship this season. Madison is also President of the National Honor Society. In addition to the four AP classes she is taking this year as a senior, she is also in the additional elective of Theoretical Physics.
“We are very proud of Madison,” said Principal Carl Semmler, Ed.D., echoing Mrs. Navarra’s sentiment. “She is a hard-working, intelligent, and socially-conscious young lady. It is not surprising that she achieved this honor given her dedicated pursuit of achievement and excellence.”
Source: Press release issued by Bishop McGann-Mercy High School.