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Archbishop Hoban High School junior earns perfect score on ACT

Less than 1% of test takers earn perfect score
Posted at 4:18 PM, Apr 19, 2020

AKRON, Ohio — Less than 1% of all students who take the ACT earn a perfect score. After receiving his results, an Akron teen has joined the elite group of test-takers.

Thomas Crowe, a junior at Archbishop Hoban High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36, a feat only 4,879 out of nearly 1.8 million students who took the ACT were able to do last year, according to the ACT.

The ACT tests in English, mathematics, reading and science with each subject scored on a scale of one to 36. The ACT composite score is the average of the four test scores. ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the United States.

Crowe said finding out he had scored a 36 on the ACT was both exciting and validating for him.

"It was really exciting, opening it and seeing the score. I was just glad that I could see all my hard work had paid off and I was one step closer to attending a great college," Crowe said.

Crowe has many other impressive accolades in addition to his perfect ACT score. Crowe is a starter on Hoban’s varsity basketball team, plays on the varsity baseball team and is a member of the school’s Steel Drum Band all while serving as vice president of his junior class, the ACT shared.

The teen, who lives in Macedonia, was accepted into the National Honor Society earlier this year, according to the ACT.

"I'm very appreciative of all the teachers, my parents and the all the people who have helped me reach this goal of mine," Crowe said.

While Crowe said he hasn't decided where he wants to go to college yet, with his impressive transcript and now a perfect ACT score there's no doubt he'll have plenty of options.