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Another Parkway Student Earns Perfect ACT score

Once again, a Parkway student receives a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam. Hannah Lee of Parkway Central took the exam in April, receiving a composite score of 36. *****She was one of just two Missouri students, and one of 85 in the nation, to achieve the perfect score. With her score, Hannah becomes the fifth Parkway student in two years to have achieved ACT perfection. Hannah attributes her success this year to a love of reading and mathematics—and persistence. She had taken the ACT twice before and fallen one point short of perfection on those attempts. “I was able to read the questions faster and manage my time better,” said Hannah, who plans to attend Washington University or Stanford and study immunology. Adam Bergeron, Hannah’s AP Biology teacher, was not surprised by her accomplishment. He describes Hannah as a “tenacious worker who will not quit until she understands a biological concept from multiple perspectives.”   About 25,000 Missouri students and 446,000 students from across the nation took the test in April.