Two Northwest seniors score perfect on ACT

NorthwestPerfectACToWeston Harder and Connor Neil, seniors at Olathe Northwest High School, have earned perfect scores of 36 on the ACT. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students taking the ACT earn a top score.

“We are excited to add Connor and Weston to the elite group of Olathe Northwest students who have scored a perfect 36 on the ACT!” Principal Gwen Poss said. “We are proud of their hard work, achievement and dedication to their studies. The staff at Olathe Northwest continues to cultivate, challenge and grow college- and career-ready students. Olathe Northwest students are recognized across the country for their aptitude in the classroom and certainly Connor and Weston strengthen this reputation.”

Harder is a student in the 21st Century Aerospace and Engineering Program. His activities within the program include being the Chief Design Officer this year for the award-winning ONW FIRST Robotics Team. In addition, Harder has been a state qualifier in the Technology Student Association and has played the cello for the Olathe Northwest Orchestra. He plans to major in engineering in college.

Neil is in all Advanced Placement classes at Olathe Northwest and is an avid volunteer. He spends many hours in community service with the Olathe Public Library. Neil also plays the violin in the Olathe Northwest Advanced orchestra and with the Olathe Youth Symphony. He plans to study physics, computer science, or engineering in college.

It was previously announced that Olathe North High School senior Ty Lawson also earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT.

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