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ACT Boot Camp aims to boost student test scores


Carol Mohr, left, ACT Boot Camp presenter, and Dave Dobos, right, test prep facilitator, pose with students, from left, Brady Bechtel, Benjamin Logan; Shauna Smith, Bellefontaine; Taylor Dixon, Indian Lake; and Kolt Shough, Riverside, during the Tuesday morning test preparation event at Bellefontaine High School. (PHOTO | DEB ELLIS)

About 250 students from around Logan County participated Tuesday in an intensive all-day ACT Boot Camp in the Bellefontaine High School auditorium in an effort to boost college test scores.

The Logan County High School-Higher Education Project offered the program through Test Prep Seminars, a nationally-renowned test provider, for students from Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Calvary Christian, Indian Lake and Riverside high schools and Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.

Through the grant project, the usual camp cost of $250 was reduced to $40 for students.

The camp provided students with specific strategies for the ACT, as well as general test-taking and time-management skills applicable to a variety of exams. Each participant left with two books, one with practice tests and detailed answers and explanations, plus a testing strategy book to further complement their learning.

Officials with the Logan County High School-Higher Education Project note that it only takes a few points on the ACT to make a huge difference for college admissions and scholarships.

“Our local school districts are working together to help students reach their full potential on college readiness tests and to increase the probability for each student to gain access to the college of their choice and to increase the number of a college scholarships made available to students in Logan County,” members said in a release. 

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