State Superintendent June StClair Atkinson has announced the 2016 ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign Exemplars for North Carolina.
According to a release, Clinton High School received the College and Career Transition Award for ACT Bootcamp, Assistance in applying for scholarships, etc. The ACT Bootcamp is a small portion of what the award represents.
This year’s state winners include: Exemplary Community College- Davidson County Community College; Exemplary High School- Clinton High School, Clinton City Schools and Exemplary Student – Dedreon Davis (not pictured), John T. Hoggard High, New Hanover County Schools.
The annual ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign celebrates achievement and creates awareness around the goal of college and career readiness for all students. The campaign recognizes exemplary college and career readiness efforts by employers, community colleges, high schools and students in participating states. Learn more about the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign by visitinghttp://www.act.org/readinesscampaign/index.html.
The event is part of the fourth annual ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign, the largest yet with more than 40 participating states including NorthCarolina. One exemplary student in each participating state will receive an academic scholarship from ACT. The Campaign culminates in the ACT National Gala for College and Career Readiness in Washington, D.C. in June. One student, one high school, one community college, and one employer will be chosen from amongst the state exemplars for national recognition.
“For the fourth year in a row, participation in the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign continues to grow,” said Scott Montgomery, ACT vice president for policy, advocacy, and government relations. “We are proud to recognize the notable achievements of the students, educators, and employers who lead exceptional efforts to improve their schools and workplaces every day.”
Following events in each partner state, state exemplars will then be considered for National Semifinalist status by an ACT Selection Committee, which will narrow the extremely deserving field into four National Semifinalists per category. Finally, a National Selection Committee composed of national education and workforce leaders will choose from the semifinalists the four National Exemplars, one per category. These National Exemplars, along with all state exemplars and semifinalists, will be honored at the ACT National Gala on College and Career Readiness in June 2016.
To learn more about the ACT College & Career Readiness Campaign and view highlights from previous years, visit www.act.org/readinesscampaign.