Local 15-Year-Old Posts Perfect Score on ACT Exam
Will Geers, a 15-year-old junior at Covington Latin School, scored a 36 composite score on the ACT, attaining the examination's highest possible score.
“I was a little surprised. I received a 34 on the practice test I had taken a few months earlier and was hoping to score somewhere around that on the actual test," said Geers when asked about his score.
His perfect score is particularly notable because it was achieved on his first real attempt at the test – though Geers had previously taken the ACT while a CLS Freshman as part of the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). At the age of 13, Geers received Grand Recognition from Duke TIP for his outstanding score of 32. In 2014, the national ACT average was 21 and Kentucky's average was 19.9.
In addition to his passion and aptitude for academics, Geers is involved with a number of Latin School’s extracurricular offerings, including Debate Team, Pro-Life Club and T.E.A.M.S (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science). He hopes to study either Biochemistry or Molecular Genetics in college and feels his time at CLS is preparing him for such a challenging and rigorous course of study.
"Beyond his formidable intellect and considerable academic achievements, he couldn't be a more humble, kind-hearted, goodnatured student - the kind of quality individual who you can't help but root for," said Carl Goodmonson, the school's Director of Advancement. "We applaud his spectacular achievement."
-Staff report/Photo: Will Geers (provided)