Congratulation Ms. Tess Brown!
Tess is a 2014 ACDS graduate, now a senior at Bolton High School, who received a perfect score of 36 on the ACT.
We are so proud of her and wish her the best in her future!
Please see her story below, featured in the Town Talk (Nov. 16, 2017)
Achieving perfection on the important college entrance exam known as the ACT is so rare Tess Brown couldn't believe she did it.
The Bolton High School Senior said she kept logging online to check her score and make sure it was real.
Only 2,760 out of 2.03 million seniors who took the ACT last year made a perfect score of 36, according to the website PrepScholar.
"It's like it's almost unheard of," Brown said. "I was expecting a 33 to 35 kind of range, so it was very surprising."
The ACT assesses students' knowledge in English, science and math as well as their reading and writing abilities.
The fourth time she took the exam, Brown said, she was hoping to raise her score by one point to a 35.
"I credit all of my success to the Lord," she said, adding, "That morning I prayed so hard for focus and peace."
Tess is the daughter of Daniel and Mary Brown of Alexandria. She and her family are members of Family of Grace Church. The 17-year-old is student of the year at her school and a role model to other classmates, said Bolton Principal Clovis Christman. read more...