Sophie Laposha ’19 Earns a Perfect Score on ACT

Sophie Laposha ’19, daughter of Daniel and Karen Laposha, recently achieved a perfect score of 36 on her ACT. Sophie received her results with her family at home and then shared her news with some of her Ursuline teachers while on campus. “My teachers instilled the confidence in me that I could do well, and they followed through by celebrating this achievement with me.”

Sophie found that a strong understanding of herself, where she could improve, and practice were key in her achievement. “As this was my third time taking the ACT, I knew the areas where I needed the most practice,” she said. “I first took the ACT during my junior year, without any preparation.  I suggest taking one test without preparation to have a “starting off” point and to figure out where the most improvement can be made.” With a strong foundation from honors classes at Ursuline, an ACT preparation class, and practicing with self-practice tests, Sophie was able to go into her third test with confidence.

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what students have learned while in school. Students who earn a 36 composite score have likely mastered all of the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in first-year college courses in the core subject areas. ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the U.S.

Next steps for Sophie include choosing a college that will allow her to pursue a degree in actuarial science. “I have chosen actuarial science because I especially enjoy my math classes, and this degree would guide me to a profession with concrete math applications.”

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