Junior Christopher Vuong Scores a Perfect 36 on ACT

Posted September 21, 2017 / Last updated September 26, 2017

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JMR_6337Christopher Vuong, a member of the Class of 2019, earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT ® test he took in June. Vuong, who attended Kehoe France school in Metairie before moving to Jesuit, is the son of Vu and Van Vuong.

At Jesuit, Vuong keeps busy with an assortment of musical and academic co-curriculars. He is a member of the various Blue Jay bands – Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Play Band. His performance on trumpet has earned him All-State recognition for the last two years, and the Louisiana Music Educators Association named him the Best Trumpet Player for District VI. He also accompanies the choir on organ for school Masses. Academically, Vuong competes with the varsity Quiz Bowl team and is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Spanish Honor Society.

Outside Jesuit, Vuong volunteers to play piano for Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Divine Providence in Metairie. He has also won music composition contests for the Louisiana Federation of Music Clubs on state and local levels.

Vuong is the third current Jesuit student to achieve a perfect score on the ACT. Seniors Andrew Fugetta and Caleb Rogers were recognized for their accomplishment on the ACT earlier this year.

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, less 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.