ALTON -- Students at Alton High School continue to excel on the National ACT test. According to Alton High School Principal Fred Czerwonka, Alton High School is doing what it takes to be on top.
"The composite ACT score for Alton graduates was 24.4 while the state score was 22.7 and the national score was 21.8. Alton High School continues to rank among the top schools in the state in academics," the principal said.
Czerwonka explained that ACT scores reflect those higher order thinking skills required to do successful work during the freshmen year of college.
"In education, schools are constantly challenged to perform better. This includes administrators, teachers and, of course, students. Improvement is an ongoing process and this data shows that our teachers and staff are making a positive difference in our schools. Our teachers and staff are proud of the hard work and effort put forth by our students to obtain this status and exemplify great pride in our schools. Congratulations is in order for such an accomplishment for students, staff and teachers," he said.
In other Alton School news, Karl Hufstedler, technology teacher at Alton High School, was presented with the Southwest District Middle School Technology Teacher of the Year Award. Czerwonka said the award is presented at the annual joint conference of the Technology Education Association and Association for Career and Technical Education in Springfield in July.
"We are also proud of the hard work and effort put forth by our teachers and we congratulate Mr. Hufstedler on his accomplishment," the principal said.