|Maggie Schroeder is the first Highlands student ever to win the girls state cross country championship.|
By Robin Gee
Two Highlands High School students were honored at the November Fort Thomas Independent School Board meeting.
A first-time achievement
Sophomore Maggie Schroeder is the first Highlands student ever to win the state girls individual cross country championship. She said she’s been running for about four years and came in second last year in individual competition.
Her time this year was 19 minutes, 7.68 seconds. She said it was not actually her best time, but she still was able to pull off the win. When asked if she noticed her coach running along the sidelines with her at the beginning, she said "I didn’t even notice. I was so focused."
School Board members congratulated Schroeder and also the Highlands girls cross country team, which came in second in the statewide competition.
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A perfect score
|Highlands senior Noah Cooley earned a perfect score on the ACT exam.|
Highlands students continue to excel in the academic arena as well. Senior Noah Cooley joined a growing list of Highlands students who have a achieved a perfect score of 36 on the national ACT test.
He has not yet selected a college, but his list of potential schools includes the University of Kentucky, Morehead State, Ohio State and Northern Kentucky University. Music education is Cooley’s chosen field of study.
School Board member Karen Allen said the day Schroeder won her race was a banner day for Fort Thomas student extracurriculars. School Board Chair Jeff Beach agreed. He said on that day, not only did Schroeder and her teammates take home wins, but also the band, cheer team and two soccer teams finished high in competitions.