Mercer Island school news in brief, Feb. 6, 2019

MIHS junior perfect ACT; Reception on Feb. 11

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:30am
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MIHS junior perfect ACT

Alex Hill, a junior at Mercer Island High School, has earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

Only about two-tenths of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score.

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. The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what students have learned in school. ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the US.

Reception on Feb. 11

The Mercer Island PTA Council will honor 24 students with district awards in the annual Reflections arts competition. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, in the commons at Islander Middle School.

Dance Choreography

Owen Nelson, West Mercer Elementary

Sophia Chou, Island Park Elementary

Sadie Danneberg, Islander Middle School (IMS)

Lauren Pirak, Mercer Island High School (MIHS)

Film Production

Isabelle Loiselle, West Mercer

Alexander Maresov, West Mercer

Sophia Loiselle, IMS

Walker Guerra, MIHS

Literature

Arshia Singhal, West Mercer

Steffi Kim, West Mercer

Jiaxin Luo, IMS

Zitong Wang, MIHS

Music Composition

Audrey Cui, Lakeridge Elementary

Arman Najafian, IMS

Manisha Munoz Maru, MIHS

Photography

Ella Fleming, Northwood Elementary

Julia Shang, West Mercer

Hannah Stone, IMS

Luna Chen, MIHS

Visual Arts

Sydney Cui, Lakeridge

Shae Wilson, Lakeridge

Jiaxin Luo, IMS

Thomas Dinh, MIHS

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