JUST IN: Two Local Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

Less than 1 percent of all students who take the ACT come away with a perfect score of 36. This year, two students from Bend-La Pine Schools’ earned that distinction – Summit High School senior Savannah Kane and Mountain View High School senior Jared Charney Cohen.

“We are excited to celebrate our students’ successes and their dedication to academics,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson.

Jared Charney Cohen — Mountain View

Jared loves to perform – including singing, dancing and acting. He has performed in local and regional theater productions. Jared also loves learning and diving into new subjects. His goal is to attend a college with a strong performing arts program that supports interdisciplinary studies, ideally in southern California. Jared says he feels lucky to have been able to take advantage of so many opportunities presented to him throughout his time in school – on stage and off.

Savannah Kane – Summit

Savannah enjoys volunteering and has spent time at Healing Reins, the local emergency room and the Humane Society. She plans to pursue a career in the medical field and would like to become a cardiothoracic surgeon. Eventually, she would also like to work as a doctor in a developing country. Savannah says she has a tremendous support system with her friends and feels like her teachers helped support her academically and personally.

About the ACT

The ACT contains four multiple-choice tests—English, mathematics, reading, and science—and an optional writing test. These tests are designed to measure skills that are most important for success in postsecondary education and that are acquired in secondary education. The score range for each of the four multiple-choice tests is 1–36. The Composite score is the average of the four test scores rounded to the nearest whole number.