Reporter Staff Report

Twenty-four Glen Rose High School students received the “Texas Student Achievement Award” from the Texas ACT Council for their performance on the PLAN Assessment. These students are on target to meet or exceed ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks, which are empirically-based and identify the level of achievement necessary in English, mathematics, reading and science to have a successful college freshman experience.

The students recognized students are Austin Brady, Edith Brooks, Carolee Cates, Derrick Clayton, Jeremy Dooley, Chelsea Fenton, Jana Horn, James Johnson, Austin Jordan, Collin Lane, Joseph McPherson, Joslyn Sandlin, Luis Sandoval, Maria Schmidt, Randi Schneiber, Tayler Smith, Bryan Thames, Denver Tipton, Hayden Trotter, Will Tubbs, Kaitlin West, Tate Wilson, Mathew Wiseman and Heather Wright.

The Texas ACT Council is made up of secondary and postsecondary educators who advise ACT, Inc. on the use of ACT programs and services in Texas schools and colleges. ACT, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization that provides assessment, research, information and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development and the publisher of the ACT Assessment. The ACT Assessment s the college admissions test that is accepted by all colleges nationwide.

ACT Assistant Vice President and Southwest Regional Manager Karen Pennell said students and educators deserve recognition for their hard work.

“The Texas ACT Council recognizes those students who are making significant strides to prepare themselves for college by taking rigourous courses and meeting the PLAN College Readiness Benchmarks,” Pennell said. “We also want to recognize that student PLAN achievement is the result of a strong commitment by Glen Rose High School teachers, staff, administrators and parents to increase college readiness for all students.”