Madeira High School (MHS) junior Zhuo-nan Huang recently joined a unique group of students nationwide when he achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT test.
The ACT test measures what students have learned in high school to determine their academic readiness for college. A student's composite score is the average of test scores from 75 English questions, 60 mathematics questions, and 40 each of reading and science questions - all scored on a scale of 1-26. Close to 2 million students took the ACT last year. Of those students, only 0.195% of them were able to attain the highest score.
After taking several practice tests, Zhuo-nan took the test for the first time in December 2018. “I felt pretty comfortable that I did well,” Zhuo-nan said of his accomplishment. “I had a good feeling about it.” He recently found out how just well he did when he received notification about his perfect score.
MHS Principal David Kennedy expressed his pride in Zhuo-nan’s achievement stating, "This is a spectacular achievement for Zhuo-nan. His commitment to academics has been impressive among all the other extracurricular activities he is engaged in at Madeira High School. We are excited to see what his future holds and what he will be able to accomplish!"
Zhuo-nan is in the Marching Band at Madeira, and the Latin Club and Academic Team. With another year of high school ahead of him his future plans aren’t yet determined but Zhuo-nan said he will possibly go into Engineering.