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District 833 students highlighted for their perfect ACT scores on FOX 9

Eight students who earned a perfect score on their ACT

On Sunday, Dec. 17, eight students from South Washington County Schools were interviewed by FOX 9’s Randy Meier about achieving perfect scores on their ACT, a test that measures college readiness.

Six students from the Class of 2018, including East Ridge High School senior Ashley Holton, Park High School senior Noah Susag, and Woodbury High School seniors Ethan Lee, A.J Hofelman, Hughdan Liu, Kamilah Gobran; along with two students from the Class of 2019, East Ridge High School junior Leah Restad and Woodbury High School junior David Li, earned a top composite score of 36 on their test. It is an accomplishment often only achieved by less than 0.1% of the more than 2,000,000 students around the country who take the test every year.

“We are proud of our students for earning perfect scores. We believe personal success is when you work your hardest to become your best,” said Superintendent Keith Jacobus. “I am proud to say, all eight of these students are not only having success in class, but they are also participating in extra-curricular activities including sports, clubs, internships and college courses.”

District 833 has had multiple students earn perfect scores on the ACT for the past several years. For last year’s graduating class, five of the 79 perfect scores in Minnesota came from the district, as did three of the 67 perfect scores in Minnesota for the Class of 2016.

Overall, the district remains above the state and national averages in all subjects, with an average composite ACT score of 22.7.

The district offers the ACT test to all students, at no cost, to instill a sense of possibility for each student. It’s part of our district’s effort to recognize potential, set goals, monitor progress and adjust. 

See the interview online here.