Top ACT score: Matthew Bowling, son of Mel and Debbie Bowling and a rising senior at Providence Day School, earned the highest possible ACT Composite score of 36. He earned the top score on his first attempt. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning the top score varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among test-takers in the high school graduating class of 2015, 1,598 out of more than 1.92 million students earned an ACT Composite score of 36.
Matthew interests include sports journalism, digital media, and broadcasting; you can see some of his work at www.linkedin.com/in/mattb2021.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1–36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take the optional ACT writing test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT Composite score.
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Police Department: Officer Michelle Archer was elected president of the North Carolina Association of School Resource Officers. Archer began her career with the Matthews Police Department in 1998 as a patrol officer, then became a school resource officer in 2001.
She was elected as the region representative for the state board in 2010, where she developed a school resource officer database with contact information for the nine counties for which she was responsible. From 2011-2014, Archer served as secretary. In 2014, she was elected a vice president, a role she served until being elected president July 14.
She is the school resource officer at Butler High School.
New hires: Showcase Realty has added four real estate agents. Zachary Harris, Troy Saxton, Nathan Fesnak and Frank Deaton have recently joined Showcase Realty’s team in Charlotte, 1430 S. Mint St., Suite 106, Charlotte, 28203.
Harris is a Charlotte native and UNC Charlotte alumni.
Saxton is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has been in the Charlotte real estate industry for 14 years.
Fesnak, who served in the U.S. Army, is a highly motivated North Carolina and South Carolina real estate consultant.
Deaton attended UNC Charlotte and serves North Carolina and South Carolina buyers and sellers.