Posted Date: 04/05/2016
Enid High School student Camille Archer has been named an Oklahoma Academic All-State Scholar by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.
The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence 2016 Academic All-State class is comprised of 100 top public high school seniors, selected from 661 nominations state-wide, hailing from 75 schools in 68 Oklahoma school districts.
“This is one of the most prestigious academic awards bestowed on Oklahoma students. We are very proud of Camille and her accomplishments,” said Doug Stafford, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, who had the opportunity to work with Camille during the district’s strategic planning process. “Camille is a scholar, an athletic and a student leader. We look forward to following her many successes in the future.”
The 2016 Academic All-State Class is the 30th to be selected by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Since the award program’s inception in 1987, some 3,000 high school seniors from 319 school districts have been named All-State scholars.
Each of the Academic All-Staters will receive a $1,000 merit-based scholarship and a medallion and will be recognized at the foundation’s annual Academic Awards Banquet next month.
David L. Boren, chairman and founder of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, describes the selection of the scholars as “Oklahoma’s most rigorous academic competition.”
To be nominated for Academic All-State, students must meet one of the following criteria: an American College Test (ACT) composite score of at least 30; a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) combined critical reading and math score of at least 1340; or be selected as a semi-finalist for a National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic Scholarship.
Academic All-Staters are nominated by their principals or superintendents and are selected on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community involvement, as well as an essay submitted by each nominee. The selection committee works independently of all other Foundation for Excellence activities. The committee members are a diverse group of business, education and civic leaders, as well as past Academic Awards Program honorees.
Founded in 1985, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing and encouraging academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools.