Benjamin Phillips, a junior at Shawnee Mission West, earned a perfect score on the ACT exam.
Phillips plans to attend college and is exploring the possibility of pursuing a degree in physics.
Phillips is engaged in multiple activities at school including debate, boys tennis, and works on the technical crew with the theatre department. He is a member of National Honor Society and participates in the Cerner Scholars Internship Program. Phillips is also an Eagle Scout.
Phillips reflects on his achievement saying, “The best thing you can have is confidence and focus.”
Less than one-tenth of one percent of all test takers earn a perfect composite score on the ACT exam.