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Local student awarded prestigious National Award

Posted at 2:58 PM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 04:24:34-04

A local student has been awarded a prestigious National Award.

Madison Moore, an eighth-grade student at Fred L. Thompson Junior High School has been named a recipient of the 2018 National 180 Student Award. She is one of 15 students across the United States who overcame significant obstacles. 

After facing serious physical challenges stemming from a childhood illness that has left her confined to a wheelchair, Madison has seen a significant boost in her reading skills with the help of intervention program READ 180.

Student winners were carefully selected by an HMH committee based on several factors, including teacher recommendations, student statements and video submissions, as well as data demonstrating reading or math growth according to the Lexile® or Quantile® framework. Each winner will receive a prize, and the student's school district will receive HMH educational materials.