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WSCAE Award Winners

WSCAE Award Winners

Eleven Union Ridge middle school students were recognized for their outstanding scholastic achievement on the SAT and ACT tests at the WSCAE Award Ceremony held at Park Junior High School in LaGrange Park the evening of May 1st. Union Ridge belongs to the West Suburban Consortium for Academic Excellence, a group of 16 high-performing west suburban school districts, sponsors of the WSCAE Awards – the annual award program that honors students who exceed national average scores on ACT and SAT tests as part of the NUMATS (Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search) done each year. This year Union Ridge School was very proud to have eleven students exceed the national averages and receive medals!

7th graders:
          Kamila B. SAT Math
  Wes B. SAT Reading/Writing
  Donato C. SAT Reading/Writing
  Tetyana S. SAT Math and Reading/Writing
8th graders:
               Alyssa A. ACT     English and Reading
  Nadiya G. ACT English, Reading, and Science
  Daniel H. ACT English, Math, Reading, and Science
  Julia K. ACT English, Reading, and Science
  Anna M. ACT Reading
  Lilian S. ACT English and Math
  Magdalena W. ACT English and Reading

Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) has been a major force in identifying and advising gifted/talented students in the Midwest since 1981. Each year, more than 20,000 students test through NUMATS at test centers. Students who want to know how their abilities compare with those of their gifted peers, parents who want to know what their children are capable of, and teachers who want to help their brightest students, all look to NUMATS for direction. Schools use NUMATS to facilitate differentiated instruction and promote gifted student growth in their schools.  Families look to NUMATS to make certain their gifted children are engaged, challenged and realizing full potential.