NEW ORLEANS — Forty-two Christian Brothers School seventh-graders, invited by Duke University to take the ACT or SAT with high school juniors and seniors, scored high enough on the tests to receive state or national honors.
Matthew Latham, of River Ridge, qualified for National Honors in the Duke Talent Identification Program. To qualify for national honors, a student must meet or exceed one of the following criteria on the ACT: 29 in English or 28 in math, 30 in reading, 27 in science or a composite score of 27. Latham exceeded criteria in four of the five areas.
To achieve state honors, a student must meet one of the following criteria: on ACT, at least a 20 in English or math or at least a 21 in reading or science. For those taking the SAT, criteria included at least a 520 in math, 510 in reading or 500 in writing.
Achieving state honors were Matt Alexander, Kenner; Ryan Alfonso, Metairie; Mel Allen, New Orleans; Nathan Alvarez, Metairie; Leo John Arnett, New Orleans; Jonathan Arnold, Harvey; Cutty Ashley, New Orleans; Trey Aucoin, River Ridge; Michael Barkemeyer, New Orleans; Lee Blosser, Gretna; Greg Buisson, Metairie; Andrew Burnside, River Ridge; Peter Carr, River Ridge; Anthony Cibilich, New Orleans; Garrett Crumb, Metairie; Gavin Detillier, Destrehan; Emory Ducote, River Ridge; Michael Farrugia, New Orleans; Andrew Fugetta, Kenner; Robert Haik, New Orleans; David Hart, Metairie; Michael Ingram, Kenner; Paul James, Metairie; Andrew Kuebel, Metairie; Christian Lacoste, Metairie; Giovanni Lorusso, New Orleans; Larson McAlpine, River Ridge; Tucker McGuinness, New Orleans; Dylan McKeough, Kenner; Patrick McManus, New Orleans; Manual Molina, New Orleans; Patrick Murray, Destrehan; Jack Nusenow, New Orleans; John Nuttli, Metairie; Matthew Richards, Metairie; Thomas Sagona, Harahan; Patrick Schwing, Metairie; Ryan Simoneaux, Kenner; Clay Talbot, Metairie; Jack Vollenweider, River Ridge; and Sam Whitsell, Metairie.
Duke University’s program identifies seventh-graders who score high on standardized tests in fifth or sixth grades and invites them to take either the ACT or the SAT with area high school juniors and seniors.