GCHS senior earns perfect ACT score

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By Izack Seahorn, Staff Correspondent

Hunter Enders is an exceptional student at Gadsden City High School. As a rising senior, Hunter makes time to excel at his schoolwork and participate in many extracurricular activities like JROTC, Scholars Bowl and cross country.

Chief among Enders’ accomplishments is his perfect ACT score. Achieving this score was no small feat, as Enders put many hours into studying and practicing improving his score.

Enders’ advice to other students do to likewise is to “utilize all the resources out there. If you just sit there and count the days away, your score won’t change. You have to put in the work.”

Enders (pictured at left) considers his time spent on extracurriculars as very valuable, pointing out that the teamwork that goes into those activities is one of the most important parts.

“It’s so great to see what we can do when we work together,” he said. He recommended that current and new students find what they’re interested in and put themselves out there to find a club or activity where they fit.

Another of Enders’ accolades is his nomination to Boys State, a mock government program where high school students get an opportunity to see how a government works. Enders is honored to have been nominated and values the things he learned and the friends he made during his experience.

“I don’t have to be on top to make a difference,” Enders said of his experience. “I can run for a small position or just be an active member of my community.”

Enders is currently exploring his options for college after graduation. He is leaning towards either Alabama or Auburn but is open to other universities.

Enders said that taking part in so many things while staying on top of grades “might seem a little overwhelming at first, you look at your schedule and say I don’t have time for all of this.”

“Can I make time? Is this meaningful to me? Am I willing to make that jump?”

These are some of the questions that Enders had to ask himself when choosing what extracurriculars to get involved with. He said that other students should ask themselves the same question.

Enders extended a thank you to God, his parents, his teachers and friends for helping him achieve his goals.

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