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Madeira High School (MHS) junior Grant Breit recently joined a distinctive group of students in the nation 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. About six times more students earn a 34 than a 36 and four times more earn a 35.

Grant took the test in February of this year and was pleased to receive a near-perfect score of 35. Public schools in Ohio are required to administer the state-funded test to their juniors in the spring, so Grant had to take it again. He was confident he had done well, but when his school Counselor Mrs. Erin Koehne called him into her office he found out he earned a perfect score. “I called him in because I couldn't wait for him to get his score at home, and I wanted him to call and surprise his mom on the phone,” Mrs. Koehne stated. “Grant has worked really hard and earned that perfect score, all while balancing soccer and basketball.”

Grant plays on Madeira High School’s soccer and basketball teams and is a member of the Latin Club, Key Club, U4Uganda, and National Honor Society. He is undecided about where he’ll attend college but says he will probably major in some type of engineering. Of his flawless performance on the test, Grant stated, “I always wanted to get a 36.”

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