Sarah Lanza, a Prairie Ridge High School junior, earned a perfect score on the ACT the first time she took it. Only around three-tenths of one percent of all test takers earn the top score.
“I am very proud of this achievement because it shows me that diligence and hard work do pay off and that if I set my mind on something I have the work ethic to get there,” said Lanza.
To prepare, Lanza used prep books from the library to get practice tests and review concepts, noting that she began taking them in the summer, “So I had time to take multiple practice tests until I was comfortable with the exam,” said Lanza.
Lanza, a junior at Prairie Ridge, is still looking at different post-high school options, but is currently interested in studying biochemistry or neuroscience in hopes of becoming a clinical researcher or doctor in the future. She is involved in Science Olympiad, Big Brothers Big Sisters, math team, Spanish National Honor Society, and is the co-president of the environmental club in addition to her current course load of AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP English Language and Composition, Dual Credit Calculus III, and Dual Credit Spanish III.
“I hope that this score will enable me to get accepted at my dream university and help me further my education,” said Lanza.