Four Grissom High students get perfect ACT score

Four Grissom High students get perfect ACT score
From left: Hu, Morgan, Smalligan, and Yang. (Source: Huntsville City Schools)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Four high school students in Huntsville have a reason to celebrate.

Allison Hu, Jack Smalligan, Conner Morgan, and Kevin Yang, all 11th grade students at Grissom High School, each received a perfect score of 36 on their ACT. The students took the exam last month and received their scores just a few days ago.

Principal Becky Balentine was thrilled about the news, saying, "Allison, Jack, Conner, and Kevin are examples of the academic excellence we see at Grissom.  It speaks volumes about the commitment of our teachers and staff to the education of our students."

Getting a perfect ACT score is rare, with only a small number of students able to achieve a 36 on the test. On average, over 2 million students take the test in a given year and less than 2,900 are able to earn a perfect score.

The second highest score, 35, is achieved only by an average of 12,000 students.

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