Fourteen high school seniors from Carroll County were recognized by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce for their academic excellence, by scoring a 29 or better on the national ACT test. The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon on April 12th at Mallard’s Restaurant to honor these students.
“These students are in the top 7 percent in the nation of all the students who took the ACT exam,” said Brad Hurley, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce President. “Their academic excellence is exemplary, and the expectations for these young women and men are extremely high.”
The students are: from McKenzie High School – Brandon Christopher Boaz, Charles William Latimer, Kennedy Paige Green, Olivia Marie Henderson, Lauren Elizabeth Mansfield, Annabelle Nicole Medford, Andrew Joseph Murphy, Nicholas Landon Smiley, and Lyndsey Brooke Summers; from Huntingdon High School – Carter Cary, Bethany Miller, and Emma Raim; and from West Carroll High School – Paul “Luke” Moore and Lillian Neel the ninth group of students to be selected for the Chamber’s ACT Wall of Honor. The Wall was created in 2013 and a total of 120 students have been recognized by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce for their Academic Achievement.
“The Chamber’s board and its membership are proud of these young women and men for striving to attain excellence,” said Cliff Sturdivant, board chairman of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. “These students have set high standards for themselves, and we know that, by keeping their standards high, they will be successful in every endeavor they undertake.”
American College Testing (ACT) is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admission. This 60-year-old test consists of four concentrations: English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning, with an optional writing component.
The main four tests are scored individually on a scale of 1 to 36, and a composite score is provided which is the whole number average of the four scores.
“By recognizing these outstanding students, the Chamber acknowledges the great job our school teachers, administration and staff are doing every day in our schools,” said Hurley. “We know they are positively impacting the lives of our young people.”
In addition to the Chamber ACT Wall of Honor, the Chamber has established the STEM Inspire Program to help young people be exposed to STEM.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1981 for the purpose of advancing the commercial, industrial, civic and general interests of the County of Carroll and its trade area.