St. Patrick students achieve perfect ACT scores
Do you remember taking your ACT? Well, three students at St. Patrick Catholic High School will never forget taking theirs after receiving the perfect score of a 36.
“They told us to call our parents. My mom answered the phone and started crying because she couldn’t believe it and so I was really happy to be able to tell her that.”
These three students have at least one thing in common: achieving a perfect score of a 36 on their ACT. Senior Matthew Bisner said, “They brought all the 36’s together in the office, mysteriously, and told us that we all achieved a score of a 36 and honestly I was speechless.”
Bisner and juniors Max Grill and Stephan Azar have worked diligently, taking the ACT a number of times and studying any chance they could. “In the past couple of years, they started giving to its students some ACT boost seminars which is perfect for students like me. So, that was my main preparation for any ACT I’ve taken,” said Bisner.
Principal Matt Buckley said, “The past couple of years we’ve worked hard to implement ACT strategies in our class and place an emphasis on that. To find out we have three students here with the perfect score is just absolutely remarkable and unprecedented.”
And hard work doesn’t go unnoticed, this is the first time a high school in the Harrison County area has three students score a 36 and just this year, St. Patrick has a total of 37 students scoring above a 30. With all the hard work and dedication, now students like Azar, Grill and Bisner can apply to their dream college. “I’m planning on applying to Duke, but also several other universities because I’m interested in majoring in biology and going into a medical field and so I think this would help me a lot.”
“My top two schools at the moment are the University of Notre Dame and Princeton University. I was a QuestBridge college match finalist. I’m eligible for a full ride to both. I’m really hoping for that. I’ll find out December 1st. It’s up to their admission’s office.”