ALEXANDRIA, Ky. -- Only in middle school, Mitchell Turner’s college future already looks promising.
Turner was one of eight 8th graders in the country to score a perfect 36 composite score on the ACT, a nationally administered test used to evaluate a student’s college readiness, according to his father, Rick Turner.
In April, the Campbell County Middle School student took the exam taken by all students in Kentucky.
Comparatively, in 2013 the average composite ACT score for Kentucky students was 19.6. The national average for that year was 20.9.
“We are very proud of you, Mitchell, and look forward to your future successes,” said Connie Pohlgeers, Director of School Improvement and Community Education for Campbell County Schools.
The ACT was established in 1959 and tests students in the core areas of English, math, science and reading.