Recently, the Illinois ACT Council and the ACT Midwest Region gave Principal Kelly Hussey a plaque to recognize Morris Community High School for Academic Distinction as demonstrated by the achievement of a Perfect ACT Score of 36 by 2012 graduate Jaymee Cole.
As a result, the MCHS administrative team decided to organize two student pictures, one for Jaymee Cole and one for future 2013 graduate Tim Gile, who also received a Perfect ACT Score of 36.
“Earning a top score of 36 on the ACT is an extremely strong academic achievement,” said Galen Johnson, ACT’s Midwest region assistant vice president. “The ACT is a curriculum-based exam that measures what students have learned in school.
“When a student earns a 36, it’s not only an indication of outstanding individual achievement but also a tribute to the quality of support and educational opportunities provided and facilitated by the school in which the student has learned.”
Statistically, Morris Community High School is proud to be among the elite. These two students have helped both Morris Community High School and the state of Illinois remain at the top of the nation, with the state accumulating 15 percent of the Perfect ACT scores in the last two years.
More importantly, it is the administration’s hope that these pictures capture the nature of what it really takes to create such dramatic student achievement. By presenting both Jaymee and Tim along with all of their past and present teachers (pictured with them or not), it effectively compliments all those whose efforts often go unnoticed.