Platte County R-3 High School
Top scores: Seniors Grant Dixon and Spencer Klopfer earned the highest score possible on the ACT college admissions exam.
Both students scored a 36 on the exam as juniors in April. The test covers competency in English, math, reading and science. Less than 1 percent of students who take the ACT achieve a score of 36.
At Platte County R-3, Grant is participating in the technology solution career concentration of the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies.
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Spencer is a member of the school's Character Council, Interact Club and National Honor Society.
Park Hill School District
Educator honored: Matthew Mabrey, an eighth-grade teacher at Congress Middle School, has been named Middle Level Advisor of the Year by the Missouri Association of Student Councils.
He was selected based on participation in local, state and school events, recognitions and awards, activities and service.
School recognized: Union Chapel Elementary earned the gold level of recognition from the Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support program.
The program promotes positive student behavior, supports individual needs and creates a learning environment to encourage academic and social success.
North Kansas City School District
Middle-schoolers excel: Two seventh-graders earned Grand Recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
They are Kian Hunt-Espino of New Mark Middle School and Charles Moloney of Northgate Middle School.
Students are identified as academically talented based on exceptional scores on achievement tests. Students who qualify earn scores equal to or better than half the college-bound seniors who took the tests. Kian and Charles qualified for Grand Recognition by scoring at the highest levels on the ACT or SAT, which measures the aptitude of college-bound high school seniors.
Compiled by Su Bacon
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