Hays High School senior Lacey Gregory has received the ACT Student Champion Award and a $500 scholarship.

The ACT College and Career Readiness Champions are high school seniors, K-12 professionals, postsecondary professionals and workforce professionals who have a positive effect on their communities through efforts to advance college and career readiness for all.

ACT State Councils — comprised of education and workforce professionals from all 50 states — serve as the selection committee and select one champion per category from each participating state.