Manila High School receives a gift for doing well
Manila High School received a $16,400 check from the state for being in the top six to 10 percent growth for ACT Aspire scores.
High School Principal Mark Manchester called an assembly to introduce Rep. Johnny Rye during the presentation.
"We are gathered to share a good honor for our school," Mr. Manchester said. "This is a gift for your performance on the ACT Aspire tests. This is not about me, it is because of our teachers and you, the students. You all have done a great job."
Manchester said the money will be used for upgrading technology making improvements on the district's wi-fi. "Those tests are important and doing well has benefited you. I want you all to continue to help make our school the best it can be," Manchester said.
Rep. Rye said there are 10 schools in District 54 but Manila is the only one to receive this award.
"I am proud of you and I am happy to be able to present this check to your school," Rep. Rye said.
Also present was Senator Dave Wallace who also commended the school for their work.
Following the assembly, Manchester took Rep. Rye and Sen. Wallace for a tour of the new high school building site.