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Officials applaud ACT perfection, Golden Shamrock efforts

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Out of 1.66 million, only 781 students earned a perfect score on the ACT last year.

Dublin City Schools last week recognized four Jerome High School students who were among those who scored a perfect score of 36 on the college readiness exam.

"These are four of the biggest and brightest stars at Jerome," Assistant Principal Bob Scott said.

In addition to high ACT scores, each student is involved in many school activities, Scott said.

"I couldn't be more proud of the four people we have standing here tonight," he said.

Brian King, Scott said, was captain of the cross country team, participates in track and the Science Olympiad, among other activities, and plans to go into biomedical engineering.

Lauren Lin is involved in several activities such as the orchestra and Chinese Club, Scott said. She plans to go into the medical field.

Scott said Jong Hyun Park plans to go into electrical engineering and spends his time on the quiz and math teams, Interact Club and National Honor Society.

Pranav Shankar also is involved in cross country and track, as well as the model UN. His plans are to go into engineering, Scott said.

In other district news, the board of education received a $50,000 check from FirstEnergy.

Company spokeswoman Diane Francis said a local family won $25,000 in the $1 million "Thanks a Million" giveaway, and the contest included $50,000 for the family's school district.

Local winners Michael and Nancy Travis said they sent two children to Dublin City Schools and after a great education, they're happy to give back to the district.

"We have nothing but good things to say about Dublin City Schools," Mr. Travis said.

The district also handed out two Golden Shamrock awards at the March 11 board meeting. The award is given out seven times a year to recognize outstanding contributions of staff members.

Cheryl Mack, administrative assistant to the treasurer, has been with the district for 19 years and is known for having a big heart.

"She has a very strong work ethic and great trouble-shooting skills," Treasurer Stephen Osborne said.

Karrer Middle School math teacher Katy O'Neal helps direct school musicals and was an important part of the levy committee, Karrer Principal Rick Weininger said. He received 20 different recommendations in her favor for the award.

"The best were what the kids wrote," he said.

Board members also approved an administrative move. Current Wright Elementary School Principal Ali Moore will be a middle school assistant principal next year.

The district currently has openings after the retirements of Karrer Middle School Principal Rick Weininger and Assistant Principal Kathy Grinch, and Superintendent David Axner said Moore's appointment will be made in the next month.

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