Harrison High School siblings Ahmed Khan, a senior, and Hafsa Sameen Sultana, a junior, both earned perfect scores of 36 on the ACT, a test used nation-wide for college admissions.
On average, only one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the United States high school graduating class of 2017, only 2,760 out of more than two million graduates who took the ACT earned a perfect score.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science, that are each scored on a scale of 1–36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores.
“First and foremost we thank Allah who created and bestowed intelligence and honesty in our kids,” the students’ parents Shujat Khan and Sara Ibrahim said in a Farmington Public Schools press release. “Both kids worked really hard, putting in long hours studying on weekdays and weekends. We are really proud of you, Ahmed and Hafsa. You had a goal and you gave it your soul. We would also like to thank Dr. Anderson, Dr. Bachrouche, Mrs. Kowalski, and all of the teachers and staff of Harrison High School for their academic and moral support.”