Shawnee Mission East senior Rob Simpson earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam. Of the 1.6 million students who take the ACT each year, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students achieves a perfect score.
To achieve a perfect score on the entire ACT exam, a test taker must earn a perfect score in the areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science. Simpson achieved his perfect score when he took the test in late October.
Simpson is enrolled in Advanced Placement classes and is also a Semifinalist in the 2014 National Merit Program. He is very active in Men’s Choir and serves as Choir President at SM East. Simpson also participates in SM East Theatre and plays the cello in the SM East Symphonic Orchestra.
“Rob is an excellent example of what can happen when a student commits him or herself to setting goals and working hard to achieve those goals. Rob is a wonderful representative for Shawnee Mission East and epitomizes the promise we see in every Shawnee Mission student,” SM East Principal, John McKinney said.