The Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 Board of Education honored two students for outstanding academic and sporting achievements at its Oct. 23 meeting.
Woodstock High School senior Luis Gomez-Diaz was honored for being named a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. Gomez-Diaz began his education as an English-language learner before transitioning into the district’s dual language program. To be named a scholar, a student has to score in the top 2.5 percent of all Hispanic and Latino students who took the PSAT/NMSQT test. About 5,000 students of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who took the test are recognized as academically exceptional students.
Northwood Middle School eighth-grader Mark Duenas was recognized for qualifying for the Illinois Elementary School Association State Track Meet. Duenas placed 10th at the Middle School Sectional on Oct. 6 in McHenry. He ran the 2-mile race in 11:55. At the IESA State Meet in Normal, Duenas finished with a time of 11:58.