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ACT Names National Exemplars for the 2017 ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign

IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT today announced the four national winners of the 2017 ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign, which highlights the exceptional achievements of students, schools and employers championing college and career readiness in their communities.

This year’s four National Exemplars—selected by a national committee of education and workforce leaders from across the U.S.—are:

  • Jayne Hanna, Nunivak Island, Alaska—National Student Readiness Exemplar (High School Senior)
  • Immokalee High School, Immokalee, Florida—National College and Career Transition Exemplar (High School)
  • Early College Academies at Butler Community College, Rose Hill, Kansas—National Career Preparedness Exemplar (Postsecondary Institution)
  • Martco, LLC (RoyOMartin), Alexandria, Louisiana—National Workplace Success Exemplar (Employer)

Hanna received a $4,000 scholarship for being named the National Student Readiness Exemplar. In addition, all competing student exemplars in each participating state received a $500 scholarship, which increased to $1,000 for the four student semifinalists.

The National Exemplars were chosen from four semifinalists in each campaign category: high school senior (Student Readiness Exemplar), high school (College and Career Transition Exemplar), postsecondary institution (Career Preparedness Exemplar), and employer (Workplace Success Exemplar).

“We’re delighted to celebrate the remarkable achievements of all 130 of our state exemplars across all 50 states and the District of Columbia,” said Scott Montgomery, senior vice president of public affairs at ACT. “In particular, we congratulate our four National Exemplars for advancing college and career readiness for all, while embodying valuable principles of perseverance, ingenuity, problem-solving, and educational equity.”

The four National Exemplars will be recognized and awarded at ACT’s annual corporate meeting on October 19, 2017 in Iowa City, Iowa, which will wrap up this year’s campaign.

Learn more about the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign.

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ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, ACT is trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. ACT offers a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights that help individuals succeed from elementary school through career.