The Van Alstyne Independent School District board of trustees recognized student scholars for their PSAT test scores that placed them in the top 10 percent nationwide at the regularly scheduled meeting on May 15.
The following students were recognized at the meeting for their outstanding test scores:
Emma Morgan and Cassandra Hammond placed in the 99th percentile.
Rachel Greve, Emilie Cholette, and Elias Mosby placed in the 97th percentile.
Dakota Kern and Amanda Lovitt placed in the 95th percentile.
Brooke Bramer, James Hirons, Kaitlyn Maloney, and Sawyer Callies placed in the 94th percentile.
Cutler Cannon and Sydney Simmons placed in the 93rd percentile.
Ashton Swift placed in the 92nd percentile.
Vance Watkins placed in the 90th percentile.
Superintendent John Spies said that the Preliminary SAT exam can only be taken one time per year, with most students electing to take the test in both the 10th and 11th grades. The 2- hour and 45-minute exam evaluates students on reading, writing and math skills, with the highest possible score being 1,520.
High junior year PSAT scores provide students with the possibility of qualifying to receive National Merit Scholarship Testing, Spies said.
Additionally at the meeting, board members Debbie Nance and Randall Morgan were sworn in to serve new three-year terms. Nance and Morgan were both unopposed for their respective secretarial and presidential board positions in the May election.
The board officers who were elected to serve over the next year remained the same, with Randall Morgan still serving as president, Dennis Smith as vice president, and Debbie Nance as secretary.