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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL )- An LRHS Mustang was recognized as a 2019-20 National Hispanic Scholar. Senior Adrian Candocia received this award for his work throughout his four years at LRHS.
The National Hispanic Recognition Program honors more than 7,000 outstanding Hispanic/Latino students. This is a prestigious award given to students who achieve a high Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test score and have a Grade-Point-Average of 3.5 or higher.
Candocia said, “I feel proud of myself for this award. All the work I have done throughout high school has paid off and now I have received this award that looks amazing on college, scholarships, internships, and job applications.”
Candocia is originally from Miami and has lived in Florida his whole life. His family was originally from Cuba. He was not the first Candocia to attend LRHS. Hisbrother, Noah, attended the school before him.
To achieve such an award Candocia had to work very hard and apply himself in school. He has been an excellent and dedicated student his whole time at LRHS.
Candocia said, “You don’t have to be super smart to get good grades or test scores. I would say my best piece of advice is that it’s all about working hard and being persistent.”