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Seniors earn perfect scores

Kenston High School seniors Nathan Spencer, 17, and Amelia Witmer-Rich, 18, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

Fewer than 0.5 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the United States high school graduating class of 2019, only 4,879 out of nearly 1.8 million students who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.

The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science; each scored on a scale of 1-36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. The ACT’s optional writing test score is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score. ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the US.

In a letter to the students recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Marten Roorda stated, “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. Your exceptional scores will provide any college or university with ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”

Kenston recognizes students

Kenston Intermediate School announced their Students of the Month for September, selecting nine fourth-grade students and 12 fifth-grade students.

Kenston Intermediate students selected for Responsibility Student of the Month honors include: fourth-graders Gabby Agresta, CaliAnn Canfield, Averi Filipkowski, Willa Keschl, Henry Myles, Dylan Newpher, Temperance Sas, Juliana Shumaker and Amaya Turner; and fifth graders, Casimirri Bushnell, J.D. Crowley, Hunter Dalton, Lilly Hajde, Emerson Hallen, Ashley Hewitt, Amelia Jenson, Addison Lowe, Sasha Marra, Eniyah Strong, D'Korai Traore and Lauren Vura.

Kenston High School announced their Students of the Month for October, selecting two students from each grade level.

Kenston High School students selected for Student of the Month honors include: freshmen Leah Denno and Justin Link, sophomores Anne Costello and Benjamin DiMarco, juniors Zachary Pijor and Hannah Sharp and seniors Nathan Arnold and Jordan Koenig.

Timmons connects with book

Timmons Elementary School kicked off “One Book Connects” and will read “Fenway and Hattie” by Victoria Coe with schools and families across the county.

Students and their families will follow the adventures of Fenway, a Jack Russell terrier, and his human, Hattie, as they move to a new house and make friends in their new neighborhood. Copies of the books were distributed on Oct. 19 to begin 15 minutes of reading together over the next three weeks.

Safety hotline available

The Ohio Department of Education has partnered up with Ohio Homeland Security to offer all Ohio school districts a safe and secure tip line. The tip line can be anonymous, or callers have the option to leave contact information. Any threatening information or suspicious activity will be assessed by the Homeland Security team to determine the level of the threat. If it’s determined to be a high-level threat, they will communicate directly with local law enforcement and the school district.

Information that is school-related such as bullying, social media issues or other school-related information, will be routed directly to the school administrators to address. Safer Schools Ohio tip/text line: 844-SAFEROH or 844-723-3764.

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