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Second Marian Catholic Student Achieves Top ACT Score

Erik Curtis of Marian Cathlic
Erik Curtis of St. John, Indiana, earned a 36 on the ACT. (Photo: MCHS)

Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Erik Curtis, son of Gary and Mary Eileen Curtis of St. John, Indiana, and a senior at Marian Catholic High School earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. Erik is the second member of Marian Catholic’s class of 2020 to earn the top ACT score. Daniel O’Shea, son of Kevin and Brenda O’Shea of Munster, Indiana, also earned a score of 36.

Only around two-tenths of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the United States, high school graduating class of 2018, only 3,741 out of the more than 1.9 million graduates who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36. Marian Catholic is extremely proud to have two of its seniors achieve that distinction.

The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science, each scored on a scale of 1-36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.

Daniel O'Shea of Marian Catholic
Daniel O’Shea of Marian Catholic earned a 36 on the ACT. (Photo: MCHS)

In a letter to the student, recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Marten Roorda stated, “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. Your exceptional scores will provide any college or university with ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what students have learned in school. Students who earn a 36 composite score have likely mastered all of the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in first-year college courses in the core subject areas.

ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the United States.

This is a release from Marian Catholic High School.