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Utah teens lauded for perfect ACT scores

By Molly Farmer | Posted - Aug 7th, 2011 @ 5:03pm



Students with perfect ACT score:
  • Peter Daniels, Logan High School
  • Judah Evangelista, Kanab High School
  • Timothy Kuhn, Sky View High School
  • Samuel Watson, Hillcrest High School
  • Cache Thompson, American Fork High School
  • Michael Christensen, Timpview High School
  • Nathan Hulet, American Fork High School
  • Andrew Johnson, Riverton High School
  • Landon Willey, Viewmont High School
  • Frost Mitchell, Tooele High School
  • Rebecca Nickerson, West High School
  • Christopher Madsen, West Jordan High School

SALT LAKE CITY — Twelve Utah students were lauded for their smarts at a Utah State Board of Education meeting Friday.

The young men and women each scored a perfect 36 on the ACT, a college entrance exam. The dozen Utahns are among 588 total young people in the country to receive the perfect school last school year.

"What it says to us is you've done the work that you need to do to be exceptional," said Brenda Hales, associate state superintendent.

Those present shared their plans for the future. Some, like Cache Thompson, plan to attend BYU in the fall. Others, like Rebecca Nickerson and Andrew Johnson still have to get through the rest of high school. Nickerson still has her junior and senior years of high school left.

"These are exceptional students," Hales said. "We're here to recognize their outstanding achievement and to make sure they know how proud we are."

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