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Hoggard Student Named State ACT College Readiness Scholar

Dedreon “Dee” Davis, a senior in the STAE (Striving To Achieve Excellence) program at Hoggard High School, was recently named the ACT College Readiness Scholar for North Carolina. He was recognized at a special event as part of the fourth annual ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign. Only one exemplary student in each participating state received an academic scholarship from ACT. Dedreon will be now be considered for the ACT national scholarship award in June 2016.

“Dee exemplifies the ACT college readiness award because he set a goal of college acceptance and did not give up until he achieved his goal. He planned strategies, and despite some setbacks and struggles, he worked hard and kept his focus on his dream. He utilized the resources of the STAE program, taking advantage of tutoring support to ensure success in honors and AP level classes. He took the ACT a second time, striving to post his best score for college admission and scholarship consideration,” said Catherine Coleman, English Teacher and S.T.A.E. Coordinator at Hoggard.

Dedreon is planning for a career in business marketing. He has been accepted to multiple schools and plans to attend Winston-Salem State University in the fall.

About the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign

Established in 2013, the annual ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign celebrates achievement and creates awareness around the goal of college and career readiness for all. The Campaign recognizes exemplary efforts by students in participating states. There are phenomenal students across the country and they are all worthy of praise. ACT developed the Campaign to shine a light on the individuals and institutions doing more with less, overcoming personal or community obstacles, and serving as examples to others working to improve the condition of college and career readiness for all.

In evaluating applicants, selection panels consider:

-Growth toward college and career readiness, as demonstrated by assessments, grades, and other indicators
-Success outside of the classroom, including extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, community service, and jobs
-Personal progress towards becoming ready for college and career
*Students must be members of the graduating class of 2016 who have taken the ACT. Special consideration will be given to students from low-income families."

For more information about the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign, visit their website.


Posted: 4/11/16