FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/19/13) – Devin O’Neil Morton of Lafayette High School received the statewide Student Readiness Award from ACT Inc. on April 15 in Frankfort. Devin, a senior, is an excellent student and an active member of the French Club, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society.
Gov. Steve Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday teamed up with ACT to celebrate Kentucky’s progress toward the goal of college- and career-readiness for all students and recognize those who embody or advance the state’s commitment to preparing students for success. In 2010, only 34 percent of students graduated from high school ready for college/career. That number had risen to 47 percent by 2012, according to Holliday.
“From preschool to career, getting students ready to take the next step is vital not only to their future but Kentucky’s future,” Beshear said.
As part of its national awareness campaign, ACT also handed out several other honors: the Workplace Success Award, the Career Preparedness Award, and the College and Career Transition Award. Devin was the only Fayette County recipient. From all the state winners, one honoree per category will be recognized May 21 at the ACT National Gala on College and Career Readiness in Washington, D.C.
Information provided by Tammy Lane
Photo provided by Amy Wallot
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