LAURINBURG — Fifty-three Scotland High School students were recognized Thursday during a ceremony in the Media Center for completing their SAT, the College Board admissions test, with a score of 1,500 or higher.
The SAT is a three-part test with each section worth a maximum of 800 points. The sections include critical reading, mathematics and writing, which includes grammar. Students also must write a two-page essay that includes examples from the areas of science, the humanities, literature, or history.
Students are given 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete the SAT.
Students are allowed to take the SAT multiple times, and the three highest scores from each section are totaled for a student’s overall SAT score. Those students whose overall score is 1,500 or higher are recognized on the McDonald’s SAT Wall of Fame located outside of the office at Scotland High School. Also, if a student takes the test again and improves their score, their name plate is moved to the next category on the Wall of Fame.
“We are honored to have this opportunity to recognize our students,” said Joy Smart, the high school’s assistant principal, during the ceremony. “These students always work so diligently to do their very best. We congratulate them and wish them well as they continue to grow and learn.”
Two students, Leslie Floyd and Logan Wagner, scored 2,000. Katie Collins scored a 1,900 and Annabelle Holman Lora Hawn, Jasmine Perry and Abigail Tremblay scored an 1,800.
Christopher Norton, Likitha Valluru and Anna Lisa Ciarrocca scored a 1,700.
Garrett Best, Miranda Chance, Katelyn Currie, Amanda Lee, Kendall Romaine, Kyle Adams, YasMine Bell, Mackenzie Roberts, Juaneisha Terry, Cearra Blackwell, Courtney Gunnells, Alexis Scott, Jonathan Bowling, Matthew Sellers, Meredith Tillman, Walker Davis, Tristan Strong, Cheyenne Carter, Breanna Gist, Avery Callahan and Kristin Lanier scored 1,600.
Jordan Lewis, Alexander Oxendine, Madeline Milholland, Calpurnia Williams, Kayli Graves, Leandra Laronde, Davian Pettiford, Faith Gibson, Casey Young, Nikki Hogan, Angel McCoy, Zachary Drennan, Makayla Eddins, Justin Hucks, Johnathan Williams, Stone Phillips, Maya Addai, Blake Bathie, Jonathan Covington, Jazzmine Pratt, Jack Roberts and Dawson Shelley scored 1, 500.
Meredith Bounds is the public information officer for Scotland County Schools.