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Garces Memorial High School student Cory Chianello gets perfect ACT score

Posted at 11:25 AM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 15:29:23-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Back-to-school is just around the corner and students everywhere are getting ready for the new school year. For some high school seniors, it is a time filled with stress as the look towards getting into college.

However, for Garces Memorial High School senior Cory Chianello, some of that stress was lifted after he crushed the ACT test with a perfect score.

"The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by ACT, Inc.," explained the Princton Review. "The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants."

Chianello nailed the max score of 36 on the test. The average score is 21.

And just for good measure, Chianello got a near perfect score on the SAT, another "entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions."

According to Mary Kate Paquette, Marketing/PR Director at Garces Memorial High School, "Chianello is actively involved with the campus robotics team and the STEM program. He is also a member of our cross country and swimming teams."

"We are very proud of his hard work and dedication to his education," added Paquette.