Author: Helios Education Foundation
Helios Education Foundation is focused on creating opportunities for students to succeed in postsecondary education. Through strategic partnerships such as the Arizona ACT Initiative, we are working to ensure students are ready for success in college or a career. The ACT Initiative provided the opportunity for more than 30,000 high school juniors in Arizona to take the ACT exam. The ACT college readiness assessment is a curriculum - and standards-based tool that assesses a student's readiness for college.
Out of the 30,000 students who took the exam this year, nineteen scored a perfect score of 36 on the exam. These students, called "36ers" were honored recently at an Arizona Diamondbacks game. This is an extraordinary accomplishment as less than one-tenth of one percent of all test takers earn a perfect score.
Senator Rich Crandall and Arizona's ACT Representatives, Mark Boggie and Scott Kampmeier, were on hand to honor the scholars who have clearly invested great time, energy and perseverance into their education.
- Maren Bailey of University High School, Tucson
- Amanda Bohnert of Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson
- Lauren Courtney of Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson
- Reena Debray of Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson
- Jeremy Dietrich of Liberty High School, Peoria
- Aditya of North Canyon High School, Phoenix
- Alexandra Meilech of Sunnyslope High School, Phoenix
- Neil Patel of Hamilton High School, Chandler
- Jacob Pearcy of Basis Tucson North, Tucson
- Joshua Sloane of Sonoran Science Academy, Tucson
- Scott Sun of Mesquite High School, Gilbert
- Raj Vatsa of Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix
- Alice Zhao of Phoenix County Day School, Paradise Valley
- Hao Zhao of Hamilton High School, Chandler
- David Li of Basha High School, Chandler
- Harrison Finzel of Red Mountain High School, Mesa
- Alden McCollum of Basis Tucson, Tucson
- James Park of Mesquite High School, Gilbert
- Lauren Riddiford of Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix
Congratulations to Arizona's "36ers"!