The final count was 151 graduating seniors for the McPherson High School Class of 2016.
According to McPherson’s USD 418 Superintendent Mark Crawford, all of the seniors this year also graduated with at least a Silver Level ACT Work Keys Certification, a new minimum level graduation requirement that initiated with the Class of 2016.
The ACT Work Keys help identify students’ readiness for the work force and are part of the National Career Readiness Certification program.
McPherson’s school district USD 418 is the first community in Kansas to start using the Work Keys program in their district schools.
More information about the ACT Work Keys and the process of their adoption into the McPherson school district can be found by visiting