Orono High School Student Aces ACT Test
Trevor Knight's perfect score on the ACT test is but the latest is a series of impressive accomplishments both inside the classroom and out.
Orono High School senior Trevor Knight, son of Mike and Carine Knight, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test.
Nationally, while the actual 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 composite 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.
In a letter recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Jon Whitmore said, “While test scores are just one of the many criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”
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.
Knight, who also achieved commended status in the National Merit Scholarship Program, is a three-sport varsity athlete, was awarded a first place in the state DECA competition last spring and has also been selected to perform in the 2012-2013 Minnesota All-State Choir.