Education: Floyd Schools’ Class of 2020 beats state, national SAT averages. Rome High seniors Max Timberlake, Jace Clowdus recognized as National Merit Scholar Semifinalists. Darlington senior Angel Laramie also a semifinalist.

Education: Floyd Schools’ Class of 2020 beats state, national SAT averages. Rome High seniors Max Timberlake, Jace Clowdus recognized as National Merit Scholar Semifinalists. Darlington senior Angel Laramie also a semifinalist.

Barton Sopata of the Model High Class of 2020.

Floyd County School’s Class of 2020 outscored State and National averages on the SAT, according to results released this week by the College Board.

The FCS Class of 2020 earned an average total score of 1069 on the curriculum-based college entrance and placement exam, which exceeds the National public school average by 39 points and the State by 26 points.

“This speaks highly to the quality education we’re providing here in FCS,” stated FCS interim superintendent Dr. Glenn White. “I’m extremely proud of the Class of 2020 and the community effort from our families and high school faculties working together for the benefit of our students and their futures.”

The SAT, the most commonly recognized measure of achievement for high school students, measures critical reading and mathematics abilities. It includes two 800-point sections: Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (ERW) and Mathematics, with a possible total score of 1600; a third section, a writing exam, is optional.

All FCS high schools topped National, 1030 (ERW 520, M 510); and State, 1043 (ERW 532, M 511); averages on the exam. Their scores are: Model HS, 1085 (ERW 550, M 535) – the highest average in FCS; Pepperell HS, 1082 (ERW 557, M 525); Coosa HS, 1051 (ERW 545, M 506); and Armuchee HS, 1050 (ERW 543, M 507).

The FCS Class of 2020 average ERW score is 548, and the Math is 521; 25% of the senior class took the SAT exam. Historically, most FCS seniors choose to take the ACT, a different college entrance exam, and some students take both; ACT scores are expected to be released next month.


From left, RHS Principal Dr. Eric Holland, Jace Clowdus, Max Timberlake and  Superintendent Lou Byars. RCS photo.

 

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. announces Rome High School seniors Max Timberlake and Jace Clowdus have been recognized as National Merit Scholar Semifinalists.

“I am honored to have received this recognition, especially as I prepare to begin applying to colleges,” smiled Timberlake who plans to apply to Duke University, USC and Wake Forest with an interest in pursuing pre-med.

Clowdus has big plans, too, which include preparing an application to DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Washington, with an interest in pursuing game design. “It is really cool to be given this opportunity and to represent Rome High School on a national level. I am honored and excited to have been chosen as one of the semifinalists.”

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2021 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.


Darlington senior Angel Laramie named semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.

Laramie has taken three Honors and 12 AP courses at Darlington. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, math team, and the staff of the Jabberwokk yearbook and Inkslinger literary magazine. Laramie has  received E.L. Wright Awards in English 2 Honors and Anatomy and Physiology and has received the Rensselaer Medal and Wellesley College Book Award. She is the daughter of Jenn and Chris Stevenson of Cumming.

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