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.




Fremd High School Student Earns Perfect Score on ACT

Naman Agarwal

Naman Agarwal

The American College Test (ACT), which is taken by over 60 percent of the country’s college-bound students, is comprised of tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.  Each test is scored on scale of 1-36, and a student’s score is the average of the four test scores.

At its February 11, 2016 meeting, the High School District 211 Board of Education will recognize Fremd High School Junior Naman Agarwal for scoring a 36 on the ACT, the highest possible composite score. On average, less than one percent of all ACT test-takers earns a top score.

Since 1998, 82 High School District 211 students have earned a top score of 36 on the ACT, including eight students who have each done it twice.




Two More D211 Students Earn Highest Score on ACT Exam

Yuki Koike, Fremd High School

Yuki Koike, Fremd High School

Mazin Bokhari, Fremd High School

Mazin Bokhari, Fremd High School

Each year, junior and senior students all over the country take the ACT exam. For many, this test serves as the gateway to making it into their first-choice for a college or university. The goal is to receive the best composite score possible in the categories of science, mathematics, reading, English, and an optional writing test. Each exam is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s score is the average of the four test scores.
Fremd High School students Mazin Bokhari and Yuki Koike each earned a composite score of 36 on the ACT, which is the highest possible score on the exam. Earlier this academic year, four other District 211 students achieved the same result; Jack Riedy from Palatine High School, Nikita Pillai from James B. Conant High School, and Soumik Biswas and Fiona Helgren from William Fremd High School received a 36 on the exam.
More than 1.7 million students take the exam in the United States, and only 781 of those scored a 36.  These six students honored this year join an elite group of High School District 211 students who have achieved the highest possible composite score on the ACT exam.  Since 1998, a total of 53 District 211 students have earned a 36 on the ACT.  See the complete list here. For more information about the ACT test, please visit here.