Highlands High School rising senior Maria Broering earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT test.
“I love going to school at Highlands,” said Maria. “I am so grateful for all of my wonderful teachers who have always pushed me to do my best.”
Maria runs cross country and track, but her favorite sport is soccer. She has played for the HHS varsity team since 2016 and has verbally committed to play collegiate soccer at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where she will be studying dietetics to become a registered dietitian.
“Maria is a hard-working student who knows what she wants,” said Laura Schnitzler, Highlands High School guidance counselor. “She pushes herself to do her best, and it is no surprise she achieved a 36 on the ACT. We are proud of her achievement!“
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1–36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Nationally, only about one-tenth of 1% of all students who take the ACT earn a score of 36.