Mason High School senior Sarah Sohn earned a top composite score of 36, according to Mason City Schools. The score is an average of the four ACT test subjects of English, mathematics, reading and science.
It’s an achievement that only 588 of nearly 1.6 million test-takers can say they’ve done.
“I didn’t really set out to get a perfect score. In fact, I didn’t really do a lot of extra preparation.,” said Sohn. “I was excited but surprised when I found out that I had earned a 36.”
Sohn says her classes at Mason well prepared her for the test, especially her courses in advanced-placement chemistry and English.
“Sarah is a leader and dedicated student at Mason High School,” said Principal Mindy McCarty-Stewart. “While test scores are just one of the many criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, her exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as she pursues her education and career goals.”
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 that score is reported separately and is not included within the composite score.
Sohn will be honored by the Mason City Schools Board of Education at its Sept. 13 meeting. She is the daughter of Ki Hyeon and Sunhwa Sohn.
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