Kettle Run High student earns perfect ACT score
Thursday, Aug. 22
One of Kettle Run High School's seniors finds himself in rare company: one of only 1,162 students in the nation who aced the ACT college readiness test.
Justin Hoelscher earned a top composite score of 36 on the June 2013 ACT exam. On a given year, less than a 10th of one percent of the 1.8 million students taking the teast earn a score of 36.
He's not the only Kettle Run student to clean house on college-level exams. Six members of the KRHS Class of 2013 received $500 scholarships under the school’s advanced placement (AP) scholarship program. Principal Major Warner established the program in 2011 with several local businesses who donated matching funds to help the school reward students who performed at high levels on the AP exam. To be eligible for the scholarships, students must score a 3, 4 or 5 on the AP exam.
The six scholarship recipients and the schools they will attend are:
Mollie Rodgers – Georgetown University
Andrew Lunsford – Northern Virginia Community College
Henry Bishop – University of Virginia
Alex Robinson – Radford University
Christina Bolil – University of Virginia
Michaela Ankers – Virginia Tech
Four scholarships were awarded in the program’s inaugural year, but thanks to the growing partnership between Kettle Run and various local businesses, the number of scholarships increased to six for the Class of 2013.
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