Conor Egan, a Glen Rock resident and a junior at Glen Rock High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. A member of the Class of 2018, Conor achieved this score as a first-time taker of the test. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1-36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take the optional ACT writing test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.
In a letter to Conor recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda stated, “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. While test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”
ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges. Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.
Aside from taking on a challenging course-load comprised of AP and honors classes, Conor competes on both the Varsity Football and Wrestling Teams. He also manages to find time to pursue his passion for video production and video games journalism. Conor runs a video games related YouTube channel, and he is also a staff writer at twoleftsticks.com, writing about the latest news and happenings in the gaming industry.
Additionally, Conor is in the early stages of managing his own business as a video producer, with his first project underway. He also gives back to his community by volunteering as a Livestream video production intern at St. Catharine’s Parish, helping to make online viewing of masses and other religious celebrations available to homebound parishioners.
Conor hopes his college studies will include interactive entertainment and entrepreneurship.