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Central High Hits Triple Play on ACT

Three students from Parkway Central High School – Melinda Lai, Matthew Wallach and Joshua Zeid – recently scored a perfect 36 on the ACT college admissions and placement exam.

Nationally, while the number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2012, only 781 of more than 1.66 million students earned a score of 36.

The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take ACT’s optional Writing Test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.

ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges, and exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.

Pictured left to right below - Melinda Lai, Matthew Wallach and Joshua Zeid