ACT: Arts at the Capitol Theater

EASTCONN's Arts Magnet High School

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Admirable Role Model



ACT senior, Karlyle Palmer, is a Creative Writing major. He has been an influential part of the Creative Writing department since his freshman year. Karlyle has participated in every Coffee House event hosted by ACT. He won two silver keys and an honorable mention in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest for his exceptional poetry and writing. This year Karlyle won a gold key for the Scholastic Art and Writing contest at the regional level. His work was then sent for evaluation on the National level where he earned another gold medal. The award ceremony is at Carnegie Hall on June 11, 2015. Karlyle plans to attend.


In addition, Karlyle is an excellent math student and is extremely dedicated to mastering course content. He is always engaged and has a consistently positive attitude. Karlyle’s classmates often turn to him for help with new learning. He treats his teachers and classmates with the utmost respect and is a role model for his peers. Karlyle’s consistent high level of performance is truly admirable. Karlyle has been on Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the entirety of his high school career.


Randy Nokes, ACT Math Teacher states, “Karlyle works hard and respects the process of learning. He has the natural curiosity and self-discipline to acquire a deep understanding of course content. His enthusiasm for learning is remarkable. Karlyle sets a very high bar for achievement and inspires his peers to do the same.”


Next year Karlyle plans to attend either Ithaca College or University of Maine –Farmington. He will begin as an Undecided major, but is interested in History and Environmental studies. Karlyle will also minor or double major in Creative Writing.


Karlyle appreciates the opportunity to have been an ACT student throughout high school and feels his writing would not have improved as much as it did otherwise.






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