More than 100 Southside High School sophomores were recognized by the Arkansas ACT Council as being on target for reaching or exceeding the ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks. The students were identified based on their performance on the ACT Plan (or Pre-ACT), an exam given to sophomores to help better prepare them for the ACT. The exam measures students in four academic areas including English, mathematics, reading and science.
According to ACT, “Students meeting all the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks by high school graduation are more likely to have a successful college freshman experience.” Students are encouraged to take the ACT their junior year to give them opportunity to increase their score and obtain college scholarships.
Each student was presented with a certificate in honor of his or her achievement. The students recognized include: Tyler Adamson, Scarlett Arnold, Ryan Bailey, Ian Baker, Zachary Baltz, Rima Bhakta, Russell Bragg, Emily Brooks, Katherine Brown, Robert Brown, Tyler Brown, Courtney Bruce, Lauren Bruce, Kathryn Burkett, Chad Burkhead, Thao Cao, Joseph Cervantes, Brody Clark, Noah Cluck, Mackenzie Cole, William Cooksey, Crystal Creel, David Curran, Langer Dahn, Kathy Dai, Tyler Dav, Rachel Davis, Jason Dennis, Kriston Dorsey, Spencer Dougherty, Michael Dukes, Kaley Etzkorn, Robert Evans, Courtney Farrier, Jordan Fryman, Christopher Galloway, Jacob Ganz, Marrissa Garr, Jacob Gatlin, Maggie Geren, Harrison Gilker, Elizabeth Greer, Taylor Hamilton, Angela Hernandez, Mollie Hicks, Andrew Hindman, Katie Holland, Robert Holland, William Honea, Sam Horn, Landon Hunter, John Hunton, Austin Johnson, Brennan Johnston, Emily Jones, Kaitlin Jones, Kenneth Jumper, Kody Kelley, Kate Kieu, Kyler King, Megan Koenigseder, Anastasiya Kravchuk, Madison Lager, Emily Langham, Nathan Laudan, Vu Le, Kirstin Leblanc, Austin Lovelady, William Lovvorn, David Mai, Addie Martin, Madison Martinez, Ayslynn McAvoy, Jackson Mead, Kayla Menz, Holly Morgan, Thomas Nguyen, Macy Nuckles, Corey Orsbun, Jose Palafox, Khanhny Patoumma, Lauren Payne Khanh Pham, Alexander Phan, Annalies Piechocki, Alana Pinter, James Plumlee, Brett Presley, Heather Reed, Kaylee Rich, Margaret Ried, Emma Riley, Alejandro Rivera, Rebecca Roebuck, Grant Sampson, Abram Sanders, Jessica Saucedo, Charlotte Sayre, Hunter Scroggins, Samantha Sexton, Caitlyn Shipley, Will Shoffner, Seth Shull, Douglas Spicer, Kaylee Tiffee, Mackenzie Vineyard, Alicia Weaver, Charles White, Kayla Wilson and Courtney Wright.