A Record Number of Sophomores Receive ACT College Readiness Award

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Twenty-seven Liberty sophomores, almost a quarter of their class, have been recognized by the Texas ACT Council as being on target to meet or exceed ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks by graduation in English, mathematics, reading, and science. 

President Dr. Rodney Haire

“Congratulations to the faithful and hardworking students who have displayed this academic rigor,” said Dr. Rodney Haire, president of Liberty Christian School. 

He added, “And they haven’t even had senior English teacher Dr. Lippe yet.” 

According to ACT, those students meeting all of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks by high school graduation are more likely to have a successful college experience. 

Upper School Principal Ed Cook said, “We are so proud to have such a large group of students receive this recognition from ACT. 

Upper School Principal Ed Cook

“I also thank our great Liberty teachers for preparing our students well for collegiate success.” 

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.” 

Upper School Academic Advisor Toni King said, “As an academic counselor, I realize the impact of this award. 

Upper School Academic Advisor Toni King

“Colleges will pursue our students because of their academic success and potential.” 

The Liberty sophomores who have received the Texas Student Achievement Award by the Texas ACT Council are:

Andrew Bergen
Katelyn Brady
Courtney Butler
Maile Curbo
Hannah Ellison
Daniel Elsom
Joe Gorman
Lindsey Grigg
John Hamel
Mitchell Heffington
Austin Hudelson
Josh King
Ryan Leaverton
Ben Lytle
Gabby Marye
Alexandra McMillan
Cal McMillan
Lanette Miley
Marcy Morgan
Steven Murphy
Blake Nickelson
Austin Pritchett
Lizzy Robinson
Austin Schmidt
Hailey Vittrup
Kara Vogelzang
Chris Wells 

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. The ACT Assessment is the college admissions test that is accepted by all colleges nationwide. 

The American College Testing (ACT) program was founded in 1959 and served two purposes: to help students make better decisions about which colleges to attend and which programs to study, and to provide information helpful to colleges both in the process of admitting students and in ensuring their success after enrollment. 

Last year, ACT celebrated 50 years of helping people achieve education and workplace success. 

Today, ACT continues to be an independent, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to helping individuals attain their educational and career goals through assessment programs with solid research foundations.

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