Danville student with perfect ACT score recognized at BOE meeting

Published 4:00 pm Thursday, May 9, 2024

Danville High School junior Maggie Schommer, who scored a perfect score of 36 on the ACT standardized test, was recognized at the April 22 Danville Board of Education meeting.

“I was really excited,” she said about the news. Her family is also excited and proud, she said.

After scoring a 34 last year as a sophomore, she said, “I kind of figured I’d score somewhere in that area, but I did not imagine a 36 at all.”

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She said that before testing, she takes the often-encouraged advice to get a good night’s sleep and eat breakfast, and she also runs through some math formulas to brush up on her knowledge.

As far as higher education opportunities in her future, she isn’t sure yet where she wants to go, but she has subjects in mind that she wants to study, as well as some regions of the country where she’d like to look into attending school.

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At the April 22 regular Danville Board of Education meeting, DHS Principal Chad Luhman recognized the accomplishments of several students and staff members.

  • Congratulations to the following students who scored 28 or higher on the ACT: Georgie Farmer, Axe Knoll, Mae Pierce, Ben Wilson, Sam Finke, Walter Hurley, Henry Pennington, Ben Tibbles, Henry Tubb and Maggie Schommer.
  • The DHS choir and choir teacher DeeAnn Gray were recognized for their recent trip to New York City, where they performed at Carnegie Hall.
  • Congratulations to students selected for the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) and the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). GSP: Maggie Schommer, Abby Sears, Abel Goodwin, Walter Hurley, Andrew Lamb and Henry Pennington. GSA: Nico Lucas, Mae Pierce, Abby Sears and Henry Tubb.
  • Math Teacher Melinda Morgan was recognized for being instrumental in organizing the prom on April 20.
  • Forensics Coach Karen Tompkins was recognized for doing an excellent job and taking the team to the state competition.