Selma High students post high ACT scores

Published 5:49 am Friday, December 8, 2023

Eight Selma High School students scored at least a 26 on the American College Test (ACT).

McKaleb Pettway-Johnson, Darian Walton-Dillard, Ashton Young, Alexandria Williams, Thomas McCants, Diante Thomas, Jakobe Solomon, and Jordin Martin all achieved high sores on the standardized test used for college admissions across the nation, assessing students in English, mathematics, reading, and science.

Selma High School Principal Reginald Glover said he’s pleased with the student’s high test scores.

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“These students have set an example not only for their peers but for the entire Saints Nation,’ Glover said. “They have demonstrated that hard work, perseverance, and a passion

for learning can lead to extraordinary results. “Their success reflects not only their dedication but also the support and guidance provided by our dedicated educators and parents. We eagerly anticipate watching these students excel in their future academic endeavors.”

Selma City Councilwoman Lesia James, who works at Selm High,  said each student is focused on the future after high school graduation.

“These students with dedication and preparation took advantage of SHS ACT prep programs and advantage of taking the ACT during the Saturday sessions,” James said. We are very proud of the students that scored 18 or above.”