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Frisco High School Students Receive Student Achievement Award (March, 2008)

Texas Student Achievement Award WinnersTwenty-three Frisco High School students received the “Texas Student Achievement Award” from the Texas ACT Council for their performance on the PLAN (Pre-ACT) Assessment as tenth grade students last year.  These students are on target to meet or exceed ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks by graduation.  ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks are empirically-based and identify the level of achievement necessary in English, mathematics, reading and science to have a successful college freshman experience.  Statewide only 17% of Texas tenth graders taking PLAN earned this award.  36.5% percent of the FHS tenth graders taking PLAN earned the award.

The students receiving this recognition from the Texas ACT Council are:   Emily Barnes,

Lauren Bolden, Sydney Campbell, Brantley Carroll, Harleen Deol, Sterling Ericsson,

Jessica Hanna, Jason Henry, Taylor Kraft, Stephen Loughren, Robert Lulashnyk, Ashley Milliken, Hannah Murphy, Zachary Nelson, James Parry, Jonathan Power, Sehrish Rizvi, Matthew Schaul, Danielle Thomas and Joseph Thompson.

The Texas ACT Council is made up of secondary and postsecondary educators who advise ACT, Inc. on the utilization 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 is the college admissions test that is accepted by colleges nationwide.

According to Karen Pennell, ACT Assistant Vice President and Southwest Regional Manager, “The Texas ACT Council recognizes those students who are making significant strides to prepare themselves for college by taking rigorous courses and meeting the PLAN (Pre-ACT) College Readiness Benchmarks.  We also want to recognize that student PLAN (Pre-ACT) achievement is the result of a strong commitment by Frisco High School teachers, staff, administrators and parents to increase college readiness for all students.”