SM East Student Earns Perfect ACT Score

Tongtong Hi
Shawnee Mission School District

Tongtong Yi, a senior at Shawnee Mission East High school, earned a 36 on the ACT exam. This is the highest composite score possible for test-takers.

Yi is involved in numerous activities at Shawnee Mission East, including but not limited to, serving as student council vice president, Kansas Youth and Government, SHARE (a student-led community service organization) chair, Junior Board, National Honor Society, and chemistry club. He shared that he loves all science classes and English classes and is currently taking five Advanced Placement classes.

Yi, who has attended SMSD schools since kindergarten, is interested in pursuing a career related to medicine.

A perfect score on the ACT exam is rare. Fewer than one-tenth of one percent of test-takers achieve the distinction.