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Cameron Bozdog, a senior at Menlo-Atherton High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high graduating class of 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates who take the ACT earned a composite score of 36.

The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1.36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take the optional ACT writing test, but the score for that test is reported separately and in not included within the ACT composite score.

In a letter to Cameron, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda wrote: “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. While test scores are just one of the multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as your pursue your education and career goals.

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M-A cancels all outdoor athletic events including Friday’s football game

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InMenlo received this email from M-A co-athletic director Steven Kryger: “Our district, school, and athletic administrators have been monitoring the communications from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District the past few days in response to the local air quality being effected by the wildfires in the North Bay. “In the best interest of the […]

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New scholarship fund established in honor of M-A student Aisea Bojack Mataele

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Three M-A parents – Stella Bergan, Susan Mohr, and Stacey Alexander – along with M-A football coach Adhir Ranipati worked together to establish the Aisea Bojack Mataele Scholarship Fund to honor the Menlo-Atherton High School student who passed away last December from a rare illness. Here is the announcement: “It is with enormous “Bear Pride” that we […]

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A call to local businesses: Explore what you can bring to the classrooms of Menlo-Atherton High School

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Did you know that Menlo-Atherton High School was the only school in San Mateo County to be named a California Distinguished School in 2013 (also in 1986 and 2007)? Of current grads, 96% continue their education; 60% attend a wide variety of four-year colleges including private and out-of-state schools, and 37% attend two-year colleges. That […]

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M-A’s Pam Wimberly gets new accolades as she’s poised to begin her 50th teaching year

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When the Menlo-Atherton High School bell rings on August 16 for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, physical education teacher Pam Wimberly will be there — just as she’s been for the past 50 years! She’ll be bringing with her yet another award. This Saturday, June 17, she is being inducted into the Hall […]

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Three Menlo Park teens named candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

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Three residents of Menlo Park — Jamie L. Cleron (Crystal Springs Uplands School), Alexa Thomson (Sacred Heart Preparatory; photo right) and Andrew D. Yates (Menlo-Atherton High School; photo below right) have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. They were selected from nearly 3.5 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2017. […]

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Malcolm McGinnis remembered at fundraising event for M-A lacrosse scholarship

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Locals turned out tonight at Freewheel Brewing Company, which the late Malcolm McGinnis opened with a number of co-partners four years ago. Malcolm, who passed away in September, was active as a lacrosse coach at Menlo-Atherton High School, where his son Duncan played. Daughter Lauren, a senior at M-A, has also been involved in athletics at […]

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M-A teacher Kent Kurris shepherds the school’s music program to continued excellence – and another Big Band Dance

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Except for a few years owning a wine store in Capitola, it’s music that’s been front and center in Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Kent Kurris’ life. He plays both the piano and the French horn and has taught at both the high school and college level, starting in 2010 at M-A, overseeing two classes of orchestra, the concert band, […]

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M-A junior Holly Newman heads to D.C. to serve in the Senate Page Program

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While the rest of her classmates at Menlo-Atherton High School are walking the halls of campus this winter and spring, junior Holly Newman will be walking the halls of Congress. Nominated by Senator Diane Feinstein, Holly is one of only 30 high school juniors in the country who will be taking part in the Senate Page […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School class of 2006 holds 10-year reunion

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On November 26, the Menlo-Atherton High School class of 2006 held its 10-year reunion at Novela in San Francisco. “We had nearly 100 people,” emailed Jackson Slavik, one of the reunion’s organizers. If you’ve spotted the bags of Ladera Granola and are wondering what they’re doing there, Brian Tetrud, that company’s founder, is a member […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School football coach Adhir Ravipati named 49ers coach of the week

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M-A football coach Adhir Ravipati was named the San Francisco 49ers Charlie Wedemeyer Memorial Coach of the Week winner for week four following last Friday night’s win over Los Gatos High School, 35-28. At the end of the game, Los Gatos only needed to get in the end zone to tie it up, but in a series […]

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