Madeira High School (MHS) senior Ben Fisk is now a member of a significant and rare group of high school students. He earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36, which only 1/10th of 1% of all test takers accomplish.
The ACT is the leading US college admissions test that measures what students learn in high school to determine their academic readiness for college and are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the U.S. A student's composite score is the average of test scores in English, mathematics, reading, and science; each scored on a scale of 1-26. Students who earn a 36 composite score have likely mastered all of the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in first-year college courses in the core subject areas.
After receiving a near perfect score of 35 when he took the test in the fall of 2017 and the spring of 2018, Ben wanted to try one more time for a perfect score. “I thought maybe I could get it,” Ben stated. “After I took it I felt really good about all the sections.”
MHS Principal David Kennedy expressed his pride in Ben’s accomplishment stating, “We are so proud and excited for Ben. He has worked so hard in the classroom and beyond at Madeira High School. This is just one notable achievement out of many related to his leadership, service, and talents!”
Ben plays alto sax for the Madeira Marching Mustangs and is involved in Latin Club, Chess Club, National Honor Society, and the Academic Team. He plans to attend Northwestern University and major in Engineering.