CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - An Ohio high school senior is looking towards continuing his education at a prestigious college after notching a perfect ACT score.
Matthew Rossi, a student at Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, received a perfect ACT score of 36.
His perfect score is earned by only one-tenth of 1 percent of the more than 2 million students who take the ACT exam annually.
In addition, Rossi scored a 1490 out of a possible 1520 on his PSAT and maintains a 4.653 GPA while participating in several extracurricular activities including the captain of the soccer team, tennis team member, and a member of the school’s debate team.
Rossi was named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist because of his academic accomplishments. Being named a semifinalist puts Rossi in contention for one of 7,500 exclusive scholarships.
Rossi is planning to major in Biochemical Engineering next year at Stanford University or the University of Notre Dame.