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Lemont High School’s Anna Ford becomes school’s latest to record a perfect ACT

8/22/2017

Lemont senior Anna Ford scored a composite 36 on the ACT, making her just the fourth student in school history to achieve that feat.

Senior Anna Ford has been one of the top students in Lemont High School’s Class of 2018 since she first walked through its doors four years ago as an eighth grader. She has maintained a perfect grade point average while taking on some of the most rigorous courses that Lemont High School offers, and participates in a multitude of extra-curricular activities. Ford joined select company recently when she became just the fourth student in school history to score a 36 on the ACT exam.

On average, about one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn the top score. For example, in the high school graduating class of 2016, just more than 2,200 of nearly 2.1 million students earned an ACT composite score of 36.

The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. Ford conquered them all.

Ford began her career at Lemont High School as an eighth grader, as she was one of a handful of students from her class to take an accelerated math class on campus while still a student at Old Quarry Middle School.

Since her freshman year, Ford has been heavily active in the school’s extra-curricular program. She is a four-year member of the girls’ tennis program and has served as a team captain for that squad. Ford has participated in Mathletes state finals competition three straight years and helped that team to three South Suburban Conference-Blue Division titles.

Ford has served for three years in the school’s Interact community service organization, and also is a member of the Health Occupations Student Association. She will serve as intern in the school’s Math Center as a senior.

An inductee into the school’s chapters of the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society, as well as the Mu Alpha Theta math honor society, Ford already has four Advanced Placement classes under her belt and is enrolled in three more AP classes, along with a college-level math class, as a senior.

The only other Lemont students to earn a 36 on an ACT exam were Marjorie Dallmann ‘12, Taylor Campos ‘16 and Sarah Hagen ‘17.

For more information, contact Director of School and Community Relations Tony Hamilton at (630) 243-3280.
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