D211 Post: Students Recognized for Highest Possible ACT Scores


Edwin Suresh, a senior at Schaumburg High School; Mayur Popuri, a junior at Fremd High School; Vikas Reddy, a junior at Fremd High School; Sara Shahid, a senior at Schaumburg High School; and Rose Dinh, a senior at Fremd High School, all pose together after being recognized by the Township High School District 211 Board of Education for scoring a 36 on the ACT during the Dec. 14 meeting.

           The Township High School District 211 Board of Education recognized five students for scoring a 36, the highest composite score, on the American College Test (ACT).  The students included two from Schaumburg High School and three from Fremd High School.

            The first student recognized Rose Dinh, a senior at Fremd High School. Math teacher Chris Grattoni stated that Dinh’s high school career has been defined by hard work and success.  Dinh has a passion for engineering and plans to work to bring electricity to those living in isolated areas.

            The board then honored Fremd junior Mayur Popuir.  He was described as a student who focuses more on perfect process than perfect outcomes. 

             Martin Zacharia, a social studies teacher and debate team coach said, “Muyar’s perfect ACT score is simply a manifestation of the character that has made him invaluable in the classroom and on our team.”

             The third Fremd student to be recognized was junior Vikas Reddy.  Jeremy Herriges described Reddy as a renaissance man.

              “I’ve had the opportunity to teach Vikas for two years, and in that time, have seen in intellectual abilities reach a masterful level,” Herriges said.

              Sara Shahid, a Schaumburg High School senior was then recognized.  Described as motivated and bright by social studies teacher Mary Lopez, Shahid has expressed an interest in pursuing a career in engineering.

              “I believe she has the drive and ability to achieve her goals,” said Lopez.

               The final student recognized was Schaumburg senior Edwin Suresh, who was described as a diversified and humble.

              “He is the most gifted all-around student I have had the pleasure of working with in 23 years,” said science teacher Tom Letzel.

              Since 1998, District 211 students have scored a 36 on the exam a total of 109 times.