St. Teresa's Student Earns Perfect ACT Score

Kansas  City,  MO—Madeline Meloy, daughter of James and Rhonda Meloy and a junior at St. Teresas Academy, earned a top composite score of 36 on her recent ACT test. On  average,  less  than  one-tenth  of  one  percent  of  all  test  takers  attains  the  top  score.  Among  ACT  test  takers  in  the  high  school  graduating  class  of  2013,  only  1,162  out  of  1.8  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.  

 Recognizing  this  exceptional  achievement,  St.  Teresa’s  Academy  President  Nan  Bone  said,  “We  are  so  proud  of  Madeline  and  her  incredible  accomplishment.  Her  exceptional  ACT  score  will  be  extremely  helpful  as  she  pursues  her  future  goals  in  higher  education.”    

 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.  


Learn more about St. Teresa's Academy, a private, independent Catholic college preparatory high school for young women and the oldest school in Kansas City, founded in 1866 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

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