Catholic Memorial junior 
scores 36 on ACT
Student is one of six in state to earn perfect score


April 23, 2009

Catholic Memorial High School junior Tim Siegler stands in front of a sign at the school Wednesday celebrating his recent achievement of scoring a perfect 36 on the ACT.

WAUKESHA - The first time Tim Siegler, now 17, took the ACT, he was an eighth grader participating in the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth program. He got a 31 out of a possible 36 points.

Now as a junior, he raised his score to a perfect 36, one of only six Wisconsin students and 46 students in the nation to earn a perfect score for his test date.

"I wasn’t expecting it," said Siegler. "My goal was a 34 on this test."

The 31 score he achieved with the WCATY was recognized even then as one of the best scores in the group, Siegler said.




Had Siegler scored lower, he would have re-taken the test, but with his perfect score, the Catholic Memorial High School junior definitely won’t have to worry about re-taking the ACT.

"I thought about it as a ‘what if’ situation," he said.

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This story appeared in The Freeman on  April 23, 2009.