It takes most high school students more than one try to achieve a suitable score on their ACT, or American College Testing exam, which is the national standard for college admissions in the United States; however, one local seventh grader has raised the bar to an extremely high level for his classmates.
Brody Johnson, a seventh grade student at Edmonson County Middle School, recently achieved a composite score of 35 on the ACT exam.
Brody, who is also a member of the ECMS Academic Team, was able to take the exam as a result of scoring in the top 95 percentile on the state standardized test.
According the ACT National Profile Report, the average composite score of the test in 2017 was 21.0. A perfect score is 36.
ECMS Principal Brandon Prunty discussed Brody's impressive feat.
"Brody is definitely an extraordinary student," he said. "His level of intelligence never ceases to amaze us. To score a 35 composite on the ACT as a seventh grader is unheard of. We're anxious to see what the future hold for Brody and we're very proud of him."
He is scheduled to be recognized at programs at both WKU and Duke University in May. He is the son of Brad and Jodi Johnson of Bee Spring.