Monday, June 11, 2012
Stevenson High School juniors scored perfect 36s on the college entrance exam this spring.
Monday, June 11, 2012
A Lake Forest student is among seven Stevenson High School students to earn perfect scores on the ACT college-entrance exam this spring. Adele Padgett posted a perfect score of 36. The other students included: Five students received the top composite score of 36 on the ACT that was given on the first day of the Illinois-mandated Prairie State Achievement Examination on April 24. The other two perfect scores were registered on April 14, one of six nationally scheduled test dates during the 2011-12 academic year. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, roughly one-tenth of 1 percent receive a top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2011, only 704 …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Homecoming Weekend activities start Sept. 22.
Lake Forest High School’s Class of 2011 set a record for the highest ACT scores in the school’s history with a composite score of 26.8. Additionally, each and every section or subset of the college entrance examination was also the highest score in Lake Forest High School’s history. This year’s results surpassed the previous record high of 26.3 set by the Class of 2010. Lake Forest High School’s 5-Year ACT Trend History. The state average was 20.9 and the national average was 21.1. The ACT scoring scale is 1 to 36. Lake Forest High School also heralds three students with a perfect composite score of 36. Nationwide, less than one tenth of one percent of students achieves a perfect score. The Class of 2011 received all-time high scores on …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Record-setting athlete has overcome potentially debilitating surgery. Now he is headed to the Ivy League.
What began as an effort to avoid physical education class without having to do much running has turned into a ticket to the Ivy League for Lake Forest High School's Matt Miller. While that attitude may bespeak laziness, Miller is anything but. Put an obstacle before him and he sees an opportunity. “I wanted to show him (the former friend) he was wrong,” Miller said. “He said I wouldn’t be good at anything.” Miller chose track because he had some bulk and felt throwing was where he could prove his detractor wrong. “I didn’t want to run much (either),” he added. After a freshman season where he was not pleased with his effort, he saw another opportunity. That disappointment turned him into the nation’s No. 4 ranked competitive weight …