Turner Turns Heads

  • Logan Hodge
  • May 28th, 2017
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Jonah Turner celebrates his perfect score. It is only the second time in school history someone has smashed the record. Photo by Tiemann.

Jonah Turner celebrates his perfect score. It is only the second time in school history someone has smashed the record. Photo by Tiemann.

Finals, ACT, and AP test season has come and gone in a whirlwind of stress and late night study sessions. Juniors have finally received their results back from the mandatory April ACT. While some took this test as a trial run for future tests, others were in it for the academic possibilities. This proves to be true in junior Jonah Turner, who received a perfect score on his test.

A 36 is no small feat, as Turner was the only student in the April test at Millard West to receive the highest score. Students are put through multiple courses of testing, and in total it takes four and a half hours, with a single 15 minute break. The sections always go in the same order, with the same amount of time given. This year there was an added writing section, where the students were given a prompt and told to write an opinion paper over the subject.

“A 36 is not free. If you get a 36 on your test, it shows how you are as a student and as a person,” Turner states.

Although this is a rare accomplishment, it is not the first in Millard West history. Turner is the second student to receive a 36, behind Katherine Preston who in 2011, fulfilled a lofty goal.

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