Wakefield’s Hernandez earns national award

Alex Hernandez

Alex Hernandez, a senior at Wakefield Country Day School, has been named a 2010-2011 National Hispanic Recognition Scholar. He is one of about 5,000 students nationwide to receive this award, from a pool of more than 200,000 eligible recipients who identify themselves as Hispanic/Latino.

Hernandez was recognized in front of his schoolmates at Wakefield’s weekly Assembly Oct. 20, when he was presented a certificate by Head of School Kathleen Grove.

Hernandez earned this award based on his academic grade point average (GPA) and on his performance in the 2009 PSAT/NMSQT standardized test. Only those students with GPAs of 3.5 (on a scale of 4) and higher are named scholars, as Hernandez was.