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Willmar, Minn., students beat state, national averages in ACT scores

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WILLMAR -- They're calling it the Grand Slam at Willmar Senior High.

For the first time since the 9-12 high school opened in 1994, Willmar students have beaten state and national averages in their ACT scores.


It's not fair to call it a trend, since this is the first year with scores this high, said Principal Rob Anderson, but "we'd love for this to become a pattern."

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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