Some local students score high on ACT – Daily Leader
During the last school year, several students in the region scored over 30 on the ACT.
The American College Test, commonly known as ACT, is administered to high school students as a college entrance exam. The four sections of the test – math, science, English, and reading – are scored separately and averaged to create an overall score. The highest a student can do on the ACT is a 36.
Carson Temple, who will be a sophomore at West Lincoln Attendance Center, got a 31 after his fourth attempt on the ACT. Her previous marks were 22, 27 and 28. Temple plans to retake the test in hopes of getting a 34.
To prepare, Temple took the Jumpstart ACT program. When asked who he would like to thank, Temple replied, “My math teacher, Mrs. Sterling. She showed me some of the things I hadn’t learned yet.
Temple is not yet sure about his future plans for the university, but is considering applying to the University of Mississippi when he becomes eligible.
“Learn to go at your own pace so that you can complete the test in the allotted time,” Temple advises.
Brennan Hall, a future senior at Brookhaven High School, received an overall rating of 32.
After passing the ACT four times during his high school career, he finally got the score he hoped to achieve. He got a 28 in math, 31 in science, 34 in English and a perfect score of 36 in reading. This current attempt was his fourth and last time in the test.
“I had a tutor and regularly performed timed exams. Leslie Hood of Reading Nook was my tutor. She has helped a lot and I highly recommend her to anyone trying to improve their score, ”he said.
Hall plans to apply to both the University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi. He hopes to pursue a major in history with a minor in music production.
Sam Mcinnis, a new senior at the Wesson Attendance Center, scored a 34 on his ACT, also on his fourth attempt. He hasn’t decided yet if he wants to take it back to try and get a higher score.
“I studied almost every day for over a year. I watched several videos and took a lot of practice tests, and I also used Jumpstart, ”said McInnis.
He also wishes to thank his parents for their encouragement and the Lord for giving him the ability to achieve his goals.
McInnis is applying to Mississippi State University and hopes to major in computer engineering with an MBA for business.
To students who want to do well on their ACT, Mcinnis advises, “Study smart and relentlessly. No one will tell you to do it, and no one will.
Dylan Becker of Brookhaven High School earned a 35. He received a 34 for math and science and a 35 for English and reading. He has also taken it four times but thinks it is satisfactory.
“Even if I would like a 36, I have no intention of taking it back. This last point is incredibly difficult and I like finally having finished the test, ”said Becker.
In terms of studies, Becker attended ACT workshops hosted by Zidia Bridges, a teacher at Alexander Junior High. He also took courses that he knew would give me the skills to pass the test and studied specific topics that he knew he could improve on.
Becker plans to apply to the United States Naval Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, Georgetown University, and Stanford University.
“These are my top picks, and yes I know my goals are high, but I also intend to apply to a number of other less competitive universities,” he said.
He plans to major in political science with a focus on international affairs or international security. Becker encourages future ACT takers to be confident in their abilities.
“It’s a tough test. If you don’t have enough confidence in yourself, it will exhaust you and you will do worse than you should. Studying is important, but the confidence you have in the testing room will affect your score more than anything else, ”Becker said.
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