Preparing for the ACT and SAT can be rather stressful for high school students. Making sure you measure up well enough to get into the right colleges and earn scholarships. Well, according to the Root, a 15-year-old sophomore from Memphis, TN no longer has to worry about that.
Dwight Moore of the Christian Brothers High School beat all of the mathematical odds and scored a perfect 36 on the ACT exam. That reportedly puts him in the top 1 percentile of nearly 2 million test takers.
“I sat there in shock for a second. There is no way this is right,” said Moore. “It didn’t have the writing score, so I thought this was just a placeholder for later so I am not getting my hopes up; when the writing score came out, too, I actually got a 36.”
Christian Brothers released a statement to make the achievement.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1–36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take the optional ACT writing test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT Composite score.
“Please join me in congratulating sophomore Dwight Moore for his perfect composite score of 36 on the ACT,” said CBHS principal Chris Fay. “Dwight is an incredibly polite and humble young man, who is respected by both his peers and teachers. He is a model student at CBHS.”
Congratulations to Dwight and we look forward to seeing what he has in the store for the future.
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