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Central Bucks students honored for academic achievements


ere honored with proclamations from the school board Oct. 29 in recognition of outstanding performances on the ACT test.

CB East students Aditya Gunturi and Ling Xu, CB South students Akaash Suresh and Jack Veith, and CB West student Ani Nangunoori each achieved the distinction of having earned the highest possible score on the ACT, a perfect 36.

According to ACT, the achievement is rare – in fact only two-tenths of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. 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.

“Central Bucks is truly honored to present these school board proclamations. We are incredibly blessed to have student leaders such as yourselves within our student body. ... Through your exceedingly hard work, and with the support of your teachers and families, you have distinguished yourselves on a national scale,” Superintendent John J. Kopicki said.

In other news, the board recognized the 19 students who have achieved semifinalist status in the National Merit Scholarship Competition with certificates of recognition. These students will continue in the 65th annual nationwide scholarship program, competing for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million.

The board also approved the appointment of Steven Willis, who will serve as the district’s K-12 science curriculum coordinator. Willis joins Central Bucks from Norristown Area School District, where he served as a science teacher.

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