Out of the 1.2 million students who take the ACT each year, there were only 700 high school students in the United States this year to receive a perfect score. Wheaton Academy student Bethany Albright, class of 2012, was among those 700 students to receive a perfect 36 on the college-entrance ACT exam this past year. Bethany’s outstanding score marks the second time a Wheaton Academy student has earned a perfect score since 2005 on the comprehensive standardized test. Additionally, two more students, Rachel Jagrowski and Caitlin Koehler landed themselves in the top 5,000 students in the country by scoring an impressive 35 on the ACT.
Other honors for the graduating class of 2012 include two National Merit Finalists (Julia Curato and Rachel Jagrowski) and five National Merit Commended Students (Nicole Consoli, Kayli Costley, Caitlin Koehler, Trey Spurgeon, and Matthew Weiss). The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955 and requires meeting program requirements and taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Over 1.5 million students enter the competition each year.
Congratulations to the class of 2012 for these outstanding achievements!
2012 Wheaton Academy graduates will begin classes in the Fall at 64 different colleges in 22 states. 28 students will attend 18 public universities such as the University of Illinois and Michigan State, while the remaining 97 students will enter private and Christian universities such as Taylor (IN), Wheaton (IL), Moody Bible Institute (IL), Indiana Wesleyan (IN), UCLA (CA), Notre Dame (IN), Rose-Hulman (IN), Northwestern (IL), and Duke (NC).