Champion of the Month

Truman Bennet Share

Nov 1, 2016  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

Tru­man Ben­net is a nat­u­ral­ly gift­ed Mar­i­on High School stu­dent, most recent­ly rec­og­nized nation­al­ly for being one of 18 stu­dents in the world to score per­fect­ly on the 2016 AP Cal­cu­lus AB Exam. But his father, Matt Ben­net, says the 18-year-old works hard and metic­u­lous­ly to achieve aca­d­e­m­ic excel­lence across the board. Tru­man just won a math com­pe­ti­tion in Hunt­ing­ton, where his team beat out over 50 oth­er high schools, and he’s one of sev­en final­ists in the Grant Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Foundation’s Lil­ly Schol­ar­ship.” Tru­man is described as the kind­est kid you’ll ever meet. He tutors his peers reg­u­lar­ly, leads his church’s youth group, and rou­tine­ly works at the polls dur­ing elec­tions. Tru­man also devotes time and care to his sis­ter, who is autistic. 

Tru­man is the Mar­i­on Cham­pi­on of the Month for these rea­sons and so much more. He is using his tal­ents and good ethics to help oth­ers while build­ing his own char­ac­ter. He builds up and brings out the good in oth­ers with his kind nature. 

Tru­man, now a senior in high school, has applied to four dif­fer­ent four-year schools, and wants to con­tin­ue to study math in college.

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