A graduating senior at Gering High School has been honored for his academic career at the school.
Brock Parker, who has a 4.0 GPA and obtained a perfect ACT score on his second attempt, has been named to the Omaha-World Herald’s Academic All-State Team, unveiled over Mother’s Day.
Parker says during the photoshoot for the paper’s layout, he was surprised to find many schools in eastern Nebraska make a big deal of the honor. “One mom from Omaha Brownell-Talbot, a private school of about 1,500, (said) they pulled all of their students out of class one day, unexpectedly, and called the girl up on stage announcing she made the All-State team”, says Parker.
Brock already has 42 hours of college credit from dual credit courses, and plans on studying astrophysics upon enrolling at the University of Wyoming.
Parker was among 44 graduating high school seniors who earned a top score of 36 on the ACT and/or 1600 on the SAT honored by Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Education in a ceremony Monday in Lincoln.
“Congratulations to the outstanding Nebraska students who achieved a top score on the ACT,” said NDE Commissioner Matt Blomstedt. “These students are a great example of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication. Their commitment to excellence is an inspiration and their parents and teachers are proud of their work.”