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
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