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November 30, 2018
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Hours of preparation. An achievement only dreamed about. Something 0.136 percent of students make. Etowah senior Tori Ridgeway beat all the odds of her packed schedule to achieve a perfect score on her ACT.

  “I always hoped for a perfect score, but I honestly didn’t think I would get one. I was ecstatic when I saw my score because I didn’t expect it at all,” Ridgeway said.

  Ridgeway did most of her preparation for the test during classes in her first three years of high school. However, she put in additional work to succeed.

   “To prepare for the ACT, I just did a little math practice, but not much else. The main reason I took this ACT was to get just my math score to a 36, so I was extremely shocked when I saw my score,” Ridgeway said.

  On top of Ridgeway’s outstanding academic success, she balances many clubs and sports: varsity soccer, basketball, and  volleyball; National Honors Society; Beta Club; Eagle Connection; National English Honors Society; Spanish Honors Society; Mu Alpha Theta; and EAGLES Reading. She is also the senior class co-president.

  “Managing my time is hard because I have so much going on, so I have to do some work during lunch and complete assignments ahead of time,” Ridgeway said.

  Ridgeway is currently undecided on where she will attend college, but with her perfect ACT score and many extra-curriculars, her options are far from limited.

  “I prioritize school because I know that’s what will help me most in my future. I do not know where I want to go to college yet and probably will not decide until April. Recently, I have been looking more into engineering, specifically environmental engineering,” Ridgeway said.

  Etowah students and staff expect great things from Ridgeway in the future as she continues to show her #eagleexcellence.

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