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CDE Events - "Perfect ACT Score" Students Recognized

Oct. 8, 2009

The Colorado State Board of Education recognized eight students with perfect scores on the ACT exam at their monthly board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8.


Jo O’Brien, assistant commissioner for standards and assessment, told the board that 50,530 students took the state-sponsored administration of the college-entrance ACT exam last spring and eight
students posted a perfect score of 36. Nationally, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of all students who took the ACT scored a perfect 36. The national average composite score is 22.

“This morning we honor excellence,” said O’Brien. “These students performed flawlessly.”


The eight students are Daniel Bragg (Fairview High School, Boulder Valley Schools); Catherine Chen (also Fairview High School); Joshua Burns (Liberty High School, Academy School District 20); Hannah
McGehee (George Washington High School, Denver Public Schools); Thomas Rueter (Thornton High School, Adams 12 Five Star Schools); Richard Shulte (Fort Collins High School, Poudre School District R-1); Amani Moin (Loveland High School, Thompson School District R-2 J) and Margaret Koehler (Lewis-Palmer High School, Lewis-Palmer School District 38).

Margaret Koehler Joshua Burns

Hannah McGehee Daniel Bragg

Catherine Chen Thomas Rueter

Richard Shulte Amani Moin

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