Belton: High school senior aces ACT

Serena Shedore with Madeline Finley, Jacob Kyle, Alec Ramba and Katherine Shelburne, who were recognized for their high scores. (Robert Pryor, Belton ISD Communications)
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BELTON, Texas (KWTX) A Belton High School senior is part an elite group of students who earned the highest possible scores on the ACT.

Serena Shedore also was selected as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program on the strength of her performance on the Preliminary SAT or PSAT.

Shedore earned a composite score of 36 on the ACT, which fewer than one tenth of one percent of the students who take the exam achieve, the Belton ISD said in a press release Tuesday.

Just 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million students in the graduating class of 2016 who took the ACT earned composite scores of 36, the district said.

The achievement of your goals requires effort, as well as talent,” Shedore said.

Shedore hasn’t selected a college yet, but says the top contender is Rice University in Houston.

She plans to major in classical civilizations and then to attend medical school.

Four other Belton High School students, Madeline Finley, Jacob
Kyle, Alec Ramba and Katherine Shelburne, received letters of commendations related to their PSAT scores.