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Ladue Horton Watkins High School Student Awarded ACT Scholarship

ACT scholarship Awarded to Ben Reiff (11)

On the morning of November 22, 2019, Ben Reiff, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) was awarded a scholarship package by ACT, the nonprofit organization behind the ACTⓇ test. Along with 13 other students around the country, Ben received both a $15,000 scholarship and a $5,000 technology package that includes a laptop, tablet, monitor, and additional tech accessories. During his Mechanical Drafting Class with Mr. Hank Harrison, Ben was surprised by a visit from his parents and a BIG check! To present the generous award, ACT representative, Lindsay Douglas, was joined by Dean of Students, Mike Tarpey; Chad Sisk, College and Career Advisor; Lynda Rater, Administrative Assitant to the College and Career office; and Susan Ashby, a guidance counselor with LHWHS.

In August 2019, ACT announced that, with the costs of higher education on the rise, the organization would award 14 ACT Representative, Lindsay Douglas presents a check to Ben Reiff (11)students with scholarship packages. It should also be noted that half of the awards would be reserved for students from low-income families and they would be eligible for a free waiver on the ACT test. Scholarship winners were chosen by random drawing and were automatically registered for the scholarships and prizes when they officially scheduled a test date, beginning with the October exam. In addition to the 14 scholarship packages awarded, over the course of the school year ACT will give away a variety of prizes totaling $65,000. 

Congratulations on this exciting opportunity, Ben!