SJS Students Excel at ACT, Klawitter Shatters Record

St. Joseph Catholic School is a member of Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS).  Based on standardized test scores, Northwestern University of Illinois invited several seventh and eighth grade students from St. Joe’s to take the ACT college entrance examination alongside local juniors and seniors.

St. Joe’s middle school students Andrew Klawitter, Alison Klunkel, Jake Kooiman, and Charlie Smith accepted the invitation to take the examination.  Not only did each of these students accept the challenge, but each of them earned composite scores higher than the national average of high school seniors!  Northwestern University has recommended that these students take advanced classes in high school.

St. Joe’s would like to extend a special congratulations to seventh grade student Andrew Klawitter on achieving the highest ACT composite score ever recorded by a middle school student at the school.  Considering numerous high scores at St. Joe’s in recent years, this is a remarkable accomplishment. Andrew’s overall score far exceeded the local, state, and national averages of college-bound seniors. Andrew is a member of the St. Joe’s Math and Robotics teams.

Congratulations to Andrew, Alison, Jake, and Charlie.



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