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Murray High Student Earns Perfect ACT Score

Nov 06, 2014 01:05PM ● By Julie Slama
Max Adams, a Murray High School senior, recently earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college entrance examination. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the students nationally who take the ACT earn the top score.

“I was in the theater during ‘Sound of Music’ rehearsal when I learned about my score, and I flipped out,” Max said.

In addition to his electronic notification of his achievement, Max received a letter from the ACT chief executive officer congratulating him on his perfect score on the September exam.

Max has a 4.0 grade-point average and has taken three advanced placement classes in U.S. history, biology and calculus, in addition to honors classes and concurrent enrollment courses. He plans to complete three more AP classes before graduation.

He started preparing for the ACT as a sophomore by taking ACT preparation classes and practice tests, using study guides and most recently, by studying for the SAT.

Max has been a four-year member of the cross country team, plays cello and piano, sings with the Madrigals, is book club president, vice president of National Honor Society and vice president of the school’s chapters of Health Occupations Students of America and Future Business Leaders of America. He currently is playing the character Rolf in the school’s “Sound of Music” production.

Max plans to study finance in college and pursue advanced degrees in business administration.