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October 6, 2022

Badin’s Zettler earns 36 on the ACT

Badin High School senior Jimmy Zettler has scored a perfect 36 composite score on the ACT college admissions exam. Less than 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn that top score.

Zettler, a graduate of Sacred Heart School, is the son of Jim and Edwina Zettler of Fairfield.

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 those four test scores. In the latest report, from the Class of 2021, of 1.29 million students who took the ACT, only 4,055 earned a top composite of 36.

Zettler had previously been named a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist for potential Class of 2023 scholarship awards.

“Earning a top score on the ACT is a remarkable achievement,” said ACT CEO Janet Goodwin. “A student’s exceptional score of 36 will provide any college or university with ample evidence of their readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”

Zettler is planning on Mechanical Engineering as he looks at Georgia Tech, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Notre Dame and Purdue. He is in the Scholar/Leader Academy, a Student Ambassador, and plays soccer, golf and tennis for Badin.

Contact: Dirk Q. Allen, or (513) 869-4490

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