Four Midway High School students earn perfect score on ACT

Posted at 4:09 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 17:09:51-05

Four Midway High School students received the highest possible ACT score of 2016 last year.

Juniors Matthew Stamey and Amilia Warkentine earned their perfect scores in the December test administration. Seniors Haeun Moon and Gawon Jo mastered their tests and are also National Merit Semifinalists for SAT achievement.

“The accomplishments of these students are impressive,” said Midway High School Principal Alison Smith. “All the more so when taking into account their many talents beyond test-taking. Among these four, their involvement ranges from varsity tennis and choir, to UIL Academics, to a state-recognized artist, to an international talent in violin, and they all manage active schedules alongside Advanced Placement classes.”

In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2018, only 2,760 out of more than two million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.

The ACT consists of English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1-36. A student’s composite score is the average of four test scores.

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