Newtown High School Senior Anne Beier has done something most students can only dream of — she's achieved a perfect 36 composite score on the ACT test.
The ACT (American College Testing) plays a huge role in college admissions, and a perfect score in every category — English, Math, Science and Reading — opens a lot of doors to a student's future.
How often is this actually done?
It's actually very rare. In 2011, only 705 students across the country pulled off a perfect score — that's 0.04% of all test-takers, or about one in 2,500.
"To put this significant and rare achievement into perspective," writes Principal Charles Dumais on the Newtown High School blog, "it is twice as likely for a high school athlete to become a professional athlete than it is for a student to achieve a perfect score on the ACT! Wow! Amazing, Annie!"