Junior Faris Allahham scores a perfect 36 on the ACT

Published 6:50 pm Monday, March 18, 2019

Photo and coverage by SIDNEE SLONE


Boyle County High School

According to a press release from the ACT organization, “Only around two-tenths of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score.” Junior Faris Allahham now belongs to this extremely small yet elite group. Allahham had set

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his goal at 35 despite the odds of getting such an amazing score. He explained that his goal was high because he simply wanted to compete with his brother who had earned a 35 a few years earlier. The discovery of actually trumping his sibling occurred when he opened the ACT website the day the scores were released. “At first I thought ‘No way’. I didn’t think I’d get a 36 so it was basically disbelief.”