MICDS Senior Earns Perfect Score on the ACT

Congratulations to MICDS senior Emma Posega Rappleye ’14, who has earned a perfect composite score of 36 on her ACT national college admissions examination. This is a truly remarkable achievement – less than one-tenth of one-percent of students who take the ACT earn a perfect score.

The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. At MICDS, Emma is an Eliot Scholar, one of 25 students selected to receive a merit-based scholarship for her outstanding academic record. In addition to her scholastic achievements, Emma is a longtime participant in Science Olympiad and Jazz band; she is co-captain of the Cross Country team this year, and regularly participates in school plays.

“I am very proud of Emma for both this accomplishment and her ongoing commitment to hard work, perseverance, and thoughtfulness. She is a remarkable student, whose intellectual ability is rivaled only by her intellectual curiosity,” said MICDS Upper School Head Scott Small. “ She reflects the very best that we hope for in all of our MICDS students as both scholars and people.”

Emma is the daughter of Anne Posega and MICDS Upper School English Teacher Chris Rappleye.