Gov. Pete Ricketts honors 22 Nebraska students with perfect ACT scores

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – On Monday, Gov. Pete Ricketts honored 22 students who scored a perfect 36 on their ACT test.

According to Janet Godwin, ACT’s chief executive officer, “in states like Nebraska where juniors take the ACT, only 1 percent of students actually accomplish a 36.”

Elkhorn South and Millard North had the most students with top scores in this year’s graduating class, with three apiece.  Kearney High School and Creighton Preparatory School each had two students honored.

“Congratulations to the remarkable Nebraska students who achieved a top score on the ACT,” said Nebraska Education Commissioner Matthew Blomstedt.  “These students are nothing short of incredible, working through extremely difficult circumstances and overcoming obstacles through hard work and dedication.  All of Nebraska should be proud of their accomplishments and we wish them the best in the future.”

The graduating students who earned a top score are:

  • Isabella Cao, Kearney
  • Jonathon “Jack” Cenovic, Omaha Brownell-Talbot
  • Allie Dingfield, Blair
  • Jenny Dong, Millard West
  • Cade Horn, Scottsbluff
  • Benjamin Lynch, Millard North
  • Elise Madden, Elkhorn South
  • Daniel Meyer, Omaha Creighton Prep
  • Lilian Miller, Grand Island
  • Michael Mullin, Elkhorn Mount Michael
  • Alivia Pavel, York
  • Seth Pennell, Bellevue East
  • Jake Rance, Elkhorn North
  • Tyler Reidy, Omaha Creighton Prep
  • Anne Rogers, Omaha North
  • Josephine Rutar, Elkhorn South
  • Aaron Sturtevant, Holdrege
  • Hung Vu, Kearney
  • Abigail Wessling, Omaha Mercy
  • Linda Xu, Elkhorn South
  • Richard Xu, Millard North
  • Jalan Zhu, Millard North
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