Three Central Hardin High School students have achieved high academic honors.
Central Hardin junior Sam Christensen recently was notified he earned a 36, a perfect score, on the American College Test.
The release said it is a composite of the four subject area scores: English, math, reading and science. Each section is also scored on a 1-36 scale.
Less than 1 percent of all test-takers earn a perfect ACT score.
Also, Central Hardin seniors Keegan Christensen and Anna Turlington have been named semifinalists for the 2021 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process.
With the addition of the 2021 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than $75 million in scholarships over 33 years. A news release described the program as the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States.
Christensen and Turlington are two of 1,609 high school seniors selected from 99,403 applicants in the United States. Semifinalists now are asked to complete Phase 2 applications which include essays, a recommendation and transcripts.
An independent selection committee will review the applications and select 250 regional finalists by the end of January to participate in online interviews.
In March, 150 Coca-Cola Scholars will be named to receive a $20,000 college scholarship and participate in the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Development Institute facilitated by program alumni.
“Keegan, Anna and Sam have certainly made us proud,” Central Hardin Principal Tim Isaacs said in the news release. “The past two school years have brought a tremendous amount of adversity to students and our Central Hardin High School students have handled it tremendously. Their work ethic and determination have inspired our entire Bruin family.”