A senior at Cascia Hall earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test.
Sam Austin is the son of Steve and Diane Austin.
Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science.
In a letter recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Jon Whitmore said, "While test scores are just one of the many criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals."