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.