Ridgeland senior aces ACT
Allen C. Richert III, son of Dr. Allen Richert, Jr. and Dr. Jan Richardson Richert and a senior at Ridgeland High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
Fewer than half of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2021, only 4,055 out of 1.29 million students who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1–36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.
Allen is a proud member of the Titan 12-year club, having attended the Ridgeland Zone public schools since first grade. He is a trumpet section leader in the all-superior RHS marching band, a member of the RHS jazz band, the RHS robotics team, National Honors Society and a co-captain in the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce Junior Diplomat program.