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Maplewood Richmond Heights junior gets perfect score on ACT

Congrats to Kadin Kristjansson!
Credit: Maplewood Richmond Heights School District

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. — A Maplewood Richmond Heights High School junior aced her ACT exam—and made school history in the process.

Kadin Kristjansson received the exciting news Saturday in a letter from the chief executive officer of ACT.

Kadin scored a perfect 36 on the exam.

It’s the first time an MRH student has gotten the highest score possible.

A perfect ACT score doesn’t happen often. Only 0.2% of test-takers get a 36. Here’s a little more perspective. In 2018, 1.9 million high school seniors took the ACT. Only about 3,700 of them got a perfect score.

Kadin’s extraordinary achievement didn’t go unnoticed by the top official at ACT. In a letter to the MRH junior, ACT CEO Marten Roorda stated, “Your exceptional scores will provide any college or university with ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”

The ACT tests students in English, math, reading and science. It’s accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.


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