More than 3.4 million high school students, mostly sophomores and juniors, take the PSAT annually. The
PSAT is a multiple-choice, standardized test of mathematics, reading, and writing that is often taken as a
practice for the SAT or ACT, which are tests of college readiness.
Based on a PSAT test taken during his junior year, Marietta High School senior student Titus Higle, the
son of Jeremy and Pam Higle, has received national recognition for his score.
On August 30, Marietta High School counselor Tonya Bucher was notified that Higle had been selected
to receive a National Rural and Small Town Award from the College Board’s National Program. To qualify
for the award, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and a PSAT test score that is within
the top 10 percent by state.
Higle has a 4.0 GPA and is taking concurrent college classes. He is currently tied for the top student in his
“Titus is a very driven young man,” said Bucher. “He loves writing and history, and anything that he is
interested in, he is immersed in. He is respectful, always willing to help others, and is a wonderful
student. Of course, we are very proud that Titus has been recognized for his hard work.