A total of 230 high school juniors in the Cherokee County School District ranked in the top 10% nationally on the practice SAT exams, according to the district.
Students in the district who scored in the 90th percentile for the PSATs are named Superintendent's Key Scholars, and this year's scholars were recognized Thursday in a virtual ceremony.
“You are in the top 10% of the nation, and that’s phenomenal,” Superintendent Brian Hightower said to the students “This will be another star in your cap. We’re so proud to honor you this evening.”
Each will receive an embroidered “Key Scholar” letter-jacket patch. Those who scored at the 95th percentile or greater on the PSAT in their sophomore of junior year will now also receive a special cord to wear at their graduation ceremony.