An education can be life-changing, fulfilling and mean all the difference in the world. In ACT's Student Stories, read about students who overcame great obstacles to achieve success, changed their course of life through education or are living their dreams because of persistence. Each story illustrates that anyone can get to college and succeed once there by following a simple path.
- Education a Positive Force for Young Teacher
Others living Lindsay Marshall's life might have become a victim, shunning life's possibilities and sinking into despair. Living with a drug-addicted mother who was sent to prison when Lindsay was 13, a pivotal time in a young person's life, wasn't easy.
- Perseverance Pays Off
Gregg Fox had to go beyond the traditional high school curriculum to earn a top score of 36 on his ACT. After treatment for a brain tumor just four years ago, Gregg had to learn to speak and walk again.
- ACT Blogger Immersed in Education
In her first ACT blog entry in 1999, Harriett Green marveled at her first 3½ weeks at Harvard and what was yet to come. Nearly nine years later, Green, Harvard graduate, is starting school once again.
Check out the ACT student blog to read high school students' perspective as they prepare for college.