Gifted Education Month wrapped up with some exciting news for several GCMS 7th graders who recently took the ACT college admissions exam.
Taking the test at actual testing centers, alongside high school juniors and even seniors, six students have been recognized at the state and even national level for their overall scores or those in specific subjects of English, math, reading, and science.
Bailey Richardson received national recognition in English and science. Amanda Fulp garnered national recognition in reading.
Richardson and Chloe Cox received state recognition in all testing areas. Fulp and classmates Stetson Higdon, Miles Hornbeck and Nate Pennington were recognized at the state level in one or more areas, as well.
Teresa Blain has served as the district’s Gifted and Talented Education coordinator for the past 11 years and believes this may be the greatest number she has seen achieve such high scores. During that time she could only recall one other student receiving national recognition, typically a score of 30 or higher, adding, “it is very exciting to have this happen with two kids this year.”
All will have an opportunity to take part in a special ceremony later this spring, sponsored by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU in conjunction with the Duke University Talent Identification Program.