Northshore Technical Community College received the ACT Louisiana Exemplar Award for College and Career Readiness during an April 8 meeting of the college’s Board of Supervisors meeting, a news release said.

Heather Poole with the Louisiana ACT Council presented the award to Northshore Chancellor Dr. William Wainwright.

With 34 partnering states participating, ACT has launched its third annual College and Career Readiness Campaign, the release said.

One student, one high school, one community college and one employer will be chosen from the state exemplars for national recognition.

“We are truly honored to have been chosen as the Louisiana Exemplar for College and Career Readiness,” Wainwright said. “Our efforts to promote college and career readiness are comprehensive and centered on student success throughout the educational journey.”

“We are excited to welcome so many new states to our campaign this year,” said Scott Montgomery, ACT vice president for policy, advocacy and government relations.

“Highlighting each state’s consistent and successful effort will provide motivation and inspiration to other students, along with education and workplace leaders, to follow in their footsteps in making college and career success a reality for more individuals in their state.”

Following events in each of the 34 partner states, national award recipients will be recognized at the ACT National Gala for College and Career Readiness in Washington, D.C., on June 9.