The ACT exam is a multi-hour exam involving four sections of math, science, English, and reading. And a Pennsbury senior earned the highest possible score.

William Bednarz of Lower Makefield Township scored a 36 on each section, resulting in a perfect composite result. The ACT’s national office reached out to Bednarz to inform him of his accomplishment.

William Bednarz.

ACT CEO Marten Roorda said the achievement “is significant and rare. Only around two-tenths of 1% of all test takers earn the top score.”

The son of Mark and Jill Bednarz, William also won the Rensselaer Medal last year. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Karen Long, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, says the award designates the best of the rising generation.

“The Rensselaer Medal is a wonderful way to pay tribute to the high school students who have achieved excellence in math and science,” Long said. “As we do so, we are aware that these early achievements, as impressive as they are, mark only one milestone on their future journeys of commitment to hard work, drive, focus, and collaborations.”