Sophia Rojas, Nia Rodriguez, Isabella Caamano and Marilin Samuelian

Students Earn Prestigious Scholar Ranking at Maria Regina High School

Maria Regina High School has kicked off the annual National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with the announcement that four students earned the prestigious 2023 College Board National Hispanic Scholars ranking for their outstanding academic achievements.

The honorees are seniors Isabella Caamano of White Plains; Nia Rodriguez of the Bronx and Sophia Rojas of Yorktown Heights and junior Marilin Samuelian of Bronxville.   

In an email to the renowned all-girls Catholic high school, the College Board noted that the students qualified for the honor by having a GPA of 3.5 or higher and were among “the top 10 percent in the annual rigorous College Board assessments.”

Principal Maria Carozza-McCaffrey (Class of ’99) congratulated Isabella, Marilin, Nia and Sophia “for distinguishing themselves in joining a select group of National Hispanic Scholars out of a huge pool of eligible applicants.  That is a testament to their college-level scholarly performance and Maria Regina’s commitment to instilling the desire for academic excellence in each and every student.”

The College Board said: “We’re proud to celebrate our students and their hard work in high school. Doing the work is the hard part. Being recognized for it should be easy. And for students planning for life after high school, the award is an opportunity to get recognized by colleges that are actively looking for diverse talent.”

Maria Regina High School is a Catholic school where young women are encouraged to achieve academic excellence, empowered to be compassionate, empowered to be compassionate leaders, and enriched with the Spirit to live a life of Charity, Truth, and Service to others.  To learn more, visit