VMS student achieves highest FCAT score in Reading

Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10:19 PM.

VERNON — Madisen Hawes was one of only 20 students to receive recognition from Florida State Senator Don Gaetz on her perfect score on the Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test.

Hawes landed a perfect score in Reading. She is an eighth grader at Vernon Middle School.

“For Math I had to put in a lot of hard work,” said Hawes. “Reading has been a lot better. My favorite thing is reading.”

Hawes said she especially likes reading fiction with plenty of action and adventure. The series she’s interested in at the moment is the May Bird by Jodi Lynn Anderson.

“It helps to read a lot,” said Hawes. “Then when you get to the tests it becomes easier to read the sections quickly and understand the questions for the right answers.”

She said that her mother and teachers were her biggest help in achieving such good grades.

“My mom and teachers help me stay focused,” said Hawes. “My favorite teacher is my Reading teacher, Mr. Middlebrooks.”

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