Waukee Student Wows ACT Officials by Scoring Highest Possible Composite Score

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Ashley Sjurson

WAUKEE, Iowa — The Waukee School District is applauding a high school student for scoring the highest possible ACT composite score.

The school district announced Wednesday that junior Ashley Sjurson earned a composite score of 36, a “significant and rare” score, according to the CEO of the ACT.

The school said in a release that only 1,598 out of 1.92 million ACT-tested high school graduates in the class of 2015 earned a composite score of 36.

Sjurson took the ACT for the first time in eighth grade and earned a composite score of 28. She took it again in 10th grade and earned a 35.

The ACT CEO sent the Waukee student a letter, saying “your exceptional ACT Composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”

Sjurson told the district she plans to attend Drake University with a double major in Actuarial Science and Education.


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