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2017 ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign

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Evelyn Putri

Student Readiness

Charter School of Wilmington
Wilmington, DE

“Everyone can agree that learning is the central for any career. To achieve success, it is imperative that one has a solid background of knowledge in his/her field. However, I believe that college and career readiness is more than just knowing the content of a curriculum. Fortunately, students gain other valuable non-cognitive skills throughout their educational journey. These skills, including motivation, persistence, and communication, play as vital of a role to one’s readiness.”

District of Columbia

Dominique Landinez

Student Readiness

Woodrow Wilson High
Washington, DC

“Career readiness means to be able to take advantage of every opportunity out there. To know how to prioritize and to focus. To understand that you need to pursue the career you want with your mind as well as with your heart and to have fun doing it. The proof, for me personally, is that I got admitted to my first-choice University. It means that my hard work during high school is paying off.”

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