Northeast Ohio high school student earns perfect score on ACT

Rossi was named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist because of his academic accomplishments.

Northeast Ohio high school student earns perfect score on ACT
Matthew Rossi received a perfect ACT score.

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.

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