Three L.A.H.S. students earn ‘La. Student Achievement Awards’
By Mike Rizzuto
Sun Times Editor
Three exceptional Lake Arthur High School students have earned the prestigious “Louisiana Student Achievement Award” from the La. ACT Council for their recent performances on the PLAN (Pre-ACT) Assessment Test.
Abby Hollister, Conrad Hensgens, and Brittney Broussard are all on target to meet or exceed the ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks by their graduation.
ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks are emperically-based and identify the level of achievement necessary in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science to have a successful college freshman experience.
Only 10 percent of Louisiana PLAN-tested students attain this level of proficiency, which makes this accomplishment so difficult to attain.
The Louisiana ACT Council is made up of secondary and postsecondary educators who advise ACT, Inc. on the utilization of ACT Programs in Louisiana 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 all colleges nationwide.
According to Karen Pennell, ACT Assistant Vice President and Southwest Regional Manager, “The La. ACT Council recognizes those students who are making significant strides to prepare themselves for college by taking rigorous courses and meet the PLAN (Pre-ACT) College Readiness Benchmarks.
“We also want to recognize that student PLAN achievement is the result of a strong commitment by Lake Arthur High School teachers, staff, administrators, and parents to increase college readiness for all students.”
The administration, staff, and teachers at Lake Arthur High School all congratulate these three outstanding students on earning this award and representing Lake Arthur High School in such a sterling, positive manner.