Students participate in mock ACT

Last updated: February 19. 2014 6:03PM - 405 Views
By Katlin Brock katlinbrock@civitasmedia.com

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Middlesboro High School Principal Bob Bennett told the school district’s board of education on Tuesday that a dozen students are registered for a class being offered in the school through Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College.

The class is taught by Amy Simpson. Students are earning their first three college credit hours while still in high school.

In another matter, Bennett said the school conducted a mock ACT on Feb. 5. Superintendent Steve Martin attended the practice assessment.

“That day, before each test began, I talked about study strategies,” said Bennett.

He said students who participated in the mock assessment “did marvelously.”

There are currently 50 students career and college ready, he said. The school’s goal, Bennett said, is to have 51 students at that level which he anticipates exceeding by the end of the term.

Middlesboro High School’s academic team has been successful this year, he said. He said the team won in the Kentucky Governor’s Cup competition, something the team has not won in nearly 10 years.

The academic team also came in fourth overall in regional competition. Fourteen teams participated at the regional level. Five MHS students qualified for state competition to be held in mid March.

Members of the Lincoln Memorial University choir will visit the high school on Feb. 22 to assist the choir.

Katlin Brock can be reached at 606-248-1010, ext. 1135 or on Twitter @KatlinBrockMDN.

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