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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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Spotted: Encinal students taking part in Harvest Festival

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Last Thursday, 4th and 5th grade students at Encinal Elementary school participated in their annual Harvest Festival. They rotated through four stations where they learned about life in colonial America, churning butter, coring apples and sampling Johnny cakes and squash soup. At the garden station, they learned about the symbiotic relationship between the “three sisters” […]

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Melody for Charities to put on benefit concert for Warrior Canine Connection

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Menlo Atherton High School students, Café Zoë and Purpose Clothing Store will host a concert to raise money for an organization that partners veterans with service dogs. Warrior Canine Connection’s mission is to help veterans recover from the traumas of war and reconnect with their families and communities by partnering them with a service dog. […]

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Atherton hosts inaugural Halloween Bash on Oct. 21

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Town and Library staff have partnered together to bring you a family-friendly frightful fun time! Come on down to Town Center for an exciting, fun, and safe trick or treat adventure! The Halloween Bash will take place at Town Center (Ashfield Road and Dinkelspiel/Station Lane) from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, […]

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Newspaper Box Ordinance community meeting set for Oct. 25

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On Wednesday, October 25, 2016, from 6:30-8:00 pm, the City of Menlo Park is hosting a community meeting to discuss the new, Newspaper Box (Rack) Ordinance to be adopted by the city. The meeting will be held at the Arrillaga Recreation Center located at 700 Alma St. Sample ordinances, implantation timelines, rack specification and rack […]

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Joe Simitian gives tips for successful advocacy at Junior League sponsored talk

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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) is hosting Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian to present his popular “13 Tips for Successful Advocacy” talk on October 18, from 7:00-8:30 pm at the City Council Chambers in Menlo Park. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending can RSVP […]

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More local fire personnel and equipment headed to North Bay

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Fire Agencies from throughout San Mateo County have stepped up to send any available additional personnel and apparatus to fires in the North Bay and northern California. Early Thursday morning, four more Engines from Belmont and Central County Fire Departments along with the Menlo Park and Woodside Fire Protection Districts combined with a Fire Crew […]

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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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Menlo Park city schools seek input from community on long-term financial planning

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Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister invites members of the MPCSD community — future, current, and former district parents, as well as all taxpayers and interested community members — to provide their input regarding the district’s long-term financial planning. The Board seeks community input on how to address the district’s fiscal demands at […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith hosts tree planting meeting on Oct. 19

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Community members are invited to a meeting hosted by Mayor Kirsten Keith to discuss planting trees in the Belle Haven neighborhood, co-sponsored by Canopy and Facebook, on Oct. 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Menlo Park Senior Center (110 Terminal Ave.) Speakers include Catherine Martineau, Executive Director of Canopy and Lauren Swezey, Sustainability […]

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Stanford professor and NBC anchor to speak at Peninsula College Fund Community Engagement Luncheon

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Stanford Professor Emeritus Albert Camarillo will headline the Peninsula College Fund’s second annual Community Engagement Luncheon on Thursday, October 26 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park. Dr. Camarillo will address “Changing Lives, Changing Communities through Higher Education.” NBC Bay Area’s news anchor Raj Mathai […]

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