Three Blue Jays Perfect on September ACT
Three Jesuit students earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT ® test they took in September. The three students – seniors David Gravolet and David Hart and junior Charles Korndorffer – raise the total number of current Jesuit students with perfect ACT scores to six.
David Gravolet, who attended St. Andrew the Apostle School and Christian Brothers School before moving to Jesuit, is the son of Benjamin and Katie Gravolet.
At Jesuit, Gravolet keeps busy with an assortment of service and academic co-curriculars. He volunteers as a member of the Jesuit Service Corps and the Peer Support program. He also enjoys serving the community outside Jesuit, tutoring at Esperanza Charter School and Good Shepherd Nativity School. The academic organizations in which he is involved include Academic Games, the biotechnology club, and Mu Alpha Theta.
Gravolet also has a passion for creative writing and submits work to Jesuit’s literary magazine, Calliope. After Jesuit, Gravolet is interested in pursuing non-profit management.
David Hart attended St. Philip Neri School and Christian Brothers School before moving to Jesuit. He is the son of David and Kathy Hart.
Hart’s co-curricular activities at Jesuit vary from athletics to academic to spiritual, serving many of these organizations in a leadership capacity. He is a member of the track and field team and is the president of the Classics Society, vice-president of the Spanish Honor Society, secretary of Mu Alpha Theta, and treasurer of the National Honor Society. He also serves fellow students spiritually through the campus ministry program.
In his free time, Hart enjoys creative writing and is interested in pursuing a double major in biology and English after Jesuit, ultimately hoping to attend medical school.
Charles Korndorffer, who attended Stuart Hall School before moving to Jesuit, is the son of James and Melanie Korndorffer.
At Jesuit, Korndorffer is a member of the varsity swimming team, recently named metro swimmer of the meet for setting a metro record in the 100-yard butterfly and winning the 100-yard backstroke. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, the Classics Society, and Mu Alpha Theta and participates in Sodality and campus ministry.
In addition to his involvements at school, Korndorffer enjoys working on microcontroller kits for building digital devices such as electronics and LED lighting. In college, Korndorffer hopes to continue swimming and study engineering or economics.
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.
On average, fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.