Rohith Ryali, a junior at Lafayette High,
earned a perfect composite score of 36 and also scored 36 on each of the four individual sections on the ACT earlier this school year.
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. 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 2019, only 4,879 out of nearly 1.8 million students who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.
In addition to his achievement, Ryali is also the executive board officer for HOSA, founder of Lafayette science bowl and a proud recipient of Kevin Heisinger memorial service award for outstanding service to his community.
Ryali said he is very pleased with his achievement and honored to have also received Rockwood School District Board of Education award for his perfect score. He is especially thankful to his exceptional teachers and to his parents who always saw his potential and encouraged him along the way, he said.
Ryali said he is looking forward to his senior year at high school and pursuing his passion for biological sciences and the field of medicine in oncology and spinal cord research.