AURORA – Two Marmion Academy juniors, Benjamin Riner, son of Daniel and Teresa Riner of Geneva, and Alexander Yakisan, son of Hasan and Elise Yakisan of North Aurora, both earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36, the school announced in a news release.
Marmion is a Catholic-Benedictine college preparatory school for young men based in Aurora.
Out of more than two million who took the ACT last year, 2,760 earned a top composite score of 36.
Riner and Yakisan join Marmion senior Michael Neff of Batavia in this elite group. Neff was recognized last year for his perfect ACT score.
In letters to Riner and Yakisan, ACT CEO Marten Roorda called their achievement "on the ACT is significant and rare,” according to the release.
“Your exceptional scores will provide any college or university with ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead,” Roorda stated in the release.
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.