Kansas Students Honored for Top ACT Score

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Twelve Kansas high school seniors will be recognized today for earning the top composite score on the ACT® college readiness assessment.

The students and their schools will be honored at a luncheon during the Kansas ACT State Organization 2013 annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Wichita, 400 W. Waterman in Wichita. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., with the recognition event at noon.

• Austin Canady Manhattan High School Manhattan

• Meng Cao Blue Valley Northwest High School Overland Park

• Austin Egbert Girard High School Girard

• Jason Entgelmeier Blue Valley High School Stilwell

• Erin Lanigan Shawnee Mission West High School Shawnee Mission

• Edward Li Wichita High School East Wichita

• Gavri Schreiber Blue Valley North High School Overland Park

• Aubrey Smading Wichita High School East Wichita

• Rachel Strohkorb Blue Valley North High School Overland Park

• Timothy Webber Olathe North West High School Overland Park

• Tiffany Wu Blue Valley West High School Overland Park

• Asim Zaidi Blue Valley High School Stilwell

Awards will be presented by members of the Kansas ACT State Organization Council.

The 12 students will receive an engraved plaque commemorating their achievement. One of the honorees took the exam in December 2011; the rest took it in 2012. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of all test takers earn the top score of 36.

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what students have learned in school. The exam consists of tests in English, math, reading, and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1 to 36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four scores.

Students who earn a top ACT composite score should have a wide range of opportunities for their future. ACT scores are accepted at all colleges and universities across the nation.

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