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Marana High School Junior aces ACT, earns 36 composite score

MARANA – One high school junior is celebrating big after receiving his ACT score.

Jude Lykins earned the highest score possible, a 36.

Only two tenths of one percent of students who take the ACT earns a top score.

In a letter to the Marana High School student, ACT CEO Marten Roorda wrote “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. Your exceptional scores will provide any college or university with ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”

Courtesy: Lykins Family

“I got the letter in the mail and it said ACT on the front of it and I was immediately like ‘Nope. I don’t want to look at it yet,” said Jude Lykins.

Lykins said his mom did look at the score and questioned what the highest school someone could get on the test.

He said that’s when his mom showed him his score. “It was fun,” laughed Lykins.

Lykins is in his second year of calculus and is taking four advanced placement classes.

He said he hopes to go to college at Harvard but has also been touring around the country to see what else is out there.

Mark Schnackenberg

Chief Meteorologist

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