Rarae Aves: A Pair of Blue Jays Notch a Perfect 36 on ACT
Senior Kevin Yokum (Class of 2014) and junior Matthew Stuckey (Class of 2015) were perfect on the recent ACT college admission entrance exam, earning the highest possible composite score of 36.
Yokum and Stuckey accomplished a rare feat because perfect scores are earned by fewer than one-tenth of one percent of all test takers. The most recent statistics involve the Class of 2012 in which 781 individuals scored a perfect 36 — out of the more than 1,066,000 high school students who took the test. The ACT exam consists of four sections: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores.
In a congratulatory letter to each of the Blue Jays, Jon Whitmore, chief executive officer of ACT wrote, “Your exceptional scores will provide any colleges to which you choose to apply ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”
Kevin is the son of Brian and Susan Yokum of New Orleans. Matthew is the son of Jim and Terri Stuckey of Metairie. Both Blue Jays graduated from Christian Brothers School and both have a grandfather who is a Jesuit alumnus. Kevin’s grandfather is George Hill ’50; Matthew’s grandfather is Devron Thibodeaux ’57.