Two Seniors Named National Hispanic Scholars

Seniors Sarah Caminito and Catherine Quan-Shau were recognized as 2017-18 National Hispanic Scholars by the College Board. The two were among 5,000 high school seniors chosen from more than 250,000 applicants. To earn recognition, students must be at least one quarter Hispanic/Latino, achieve a qualifying score on the PSAT/NMSQT and have maintained a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher in their junior year. Although not a scholarship, the recognition is used by colleges to identify academically exception Hispanic/Latino students.
 
At Gill, Caminito is a high honors student and co-caption of the robotics team (Team Chaos), a position she also held last year when the group advanced to the district championships for the first time. She is looking forward to building a new robot this winter—when the parameters for the competition are released—and to competition this spring. Caminito is also a dedicated science student, taking AP Physics in her senior year after having completed AP Biology and Chemistry. She plans to continue studying science in college and is interested in exploring dentistry.
 
Quan-Shau is an honors student, a member of the honor board, a peer leader and co-leader in the writing center. Despite these significant time commitments, she helps out with clubs, especially For the Love of Animals, whenever she can. Next year, Quan-Shau plans to study biology and neurobiology and is interested in one day becoming a physician or neurosurgeon.
 
Please join us in congratulating Sarah Caminito and Catherine Quan-Shau on this honor. 

photo: from left, Quan-Shau and Caminito
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Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a vigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.