Congratulations to Briarcrest Junior Hayden Peel! Hayden scored a PERFECT 36 score on the ACT! Hayden has attended Briarcrest since Senior Kindergarten! We caught up with Hayden this week and asked him about his GREAT news!
“I have taken the ACT twice – the first time I scored a 30, so I decided to try again,” said Hayden. “I did two additional things to improve my score- I first signed up ACT Prep classes that are given by Coach Hasseltine and Mrs. Demmons, then I bought the Official ACT Practice Book and went to work completing several practice tests in the workbook.”
“After spending several weeks practicing and attending classes, I felt that I was very prepared to take the ACT again. I thought I might score as high as a 33 on the test, but I was so happy when I saw my score! I was so nervous to click the link to view my score, that I had my mom, Kristi, click on it! My dad was upstairs asleep. My mom and I yelled so loud that my dad thought that something was terribly wrong! It was a very exciting night!”
Hayden is considering attending Vanderbilt University, but he still has another year to make a final decision. He says he would like to pursue a career in Electrical Engineering. When asked what he attributes his perfect score to, he said that Coach Hasseltine and Mrs. Demmons ACT Prep classes have been very useful in teaching him how to appropriately allot for time and the study skills needed to be successful. “Attending Briarcrest from an academic standpoint has been wonderful! I have a great foundation to build my career and life upon,” said Peel.