Nine Blanco High School students received the "Texas Student Achievement Award" from the Texas ACT Council for their performance on the PLAN (the Pre-ACT) Assessment. These students are on target to meet or exceed ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks by graduation. ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks are empirically-based and identify the level of achievement necessary in English, mathematics, reading and science to have a successful college freshman experience.
The students receiving this recognition from the Texas ACT Council are: Mekala Button, Brett Champion, Alexis Leonard, Joshua McCaslin, Spencer Moore, Callie Nance, Michael O'Rear, Kyle Sauceda, and Kristin Watt. According to Karen Pennell, ACT Assistant Vice President and Southwest Regional Manager, "The Texas ACT Council recognizes those students who are making significant strides to prepare themselves for college by taking rigorous courses and meeting the PLAN (Pre-ACT) College Readiness Benchmarks. We also want to recognize that student PLAN (Pre-ACT) achievement is the result of a strong commitment by Blanco High School teachers, staff, administrators and parents to increase college readiness for all students."