Westwood High School junior Ryan Sze earned a perfect comprehensive score of 36 on the October ACT.
Ryan earned the perfect score by simultaneously preparing for the PSAT and ACT, which he completed three days apart. Alternating between PSAT mock tests and past ACT exams helped him prepare for a variety of test questions and prompts to ensure success on both tests, Ryan said.
“It was a smart way to study simply because it combines skills from both tests,” Ryan said. “I used skills that I learned from doing PSAT papers to work with the ACT and vice versa.”
As Ryan completes his senior year at Westwood, he has plans to apply to the University of Texas at Austin Honors Program to major in chemical engineering. He hopes to further his education by attending graduate school for microbiology to become a research scientist focused on antimicrobial resistance.
“We are proud of Ryan’s outstanding work to earn a perfect ACT score,” Westwood Principal Mario Acosta said. “Ryan has shown great dedication, and we are excited to celebrate his accomplishment.”