Kandell Scores Perfect 36 on ACT

Kandell Scores Perfect 36 on ACT
Posted on 01/29/2018

Jake KandellMason High School junior Jake Kandell has achieved perfection by scoring a 36 on the ACT. "I knew when the ACT scores were set to release. So, after I woke up, I immediately got on my laptop and went to the ACT website," explained Kandell. "I was confident that I had scored around a 34 or 35, so I was surprised when I opened up the webpage and saw a '36' on my screen." Kandell is the third MHS student this school year to achieve a perfect ACT. Last fall, the district honored Victor Chen and Jenny Hong who also scored a 36. Kandell took the ACT twice, scoring a 32 on his first attempt as a sophomore and then scoring a 36 in December. "I prepared by doing several online practice tests," explained Kandell. "I reviewed all the questions I missed on my first ACT attempt and practice tests to figure out why I got the questions wrong to avoid missing similar questions on the next test." Kandell would like to study computer engineering at Duke University or the University of Southern California. "My math classes were the ones that helped me the most on the ACT. There's a variety of math topics on the ACT, so the fact that I had a solid foundation certainly helped me on the test." At MHS, Kandell manages the twitter account and broadcasts for Mason Sports Radio, and plays for the JV basketball team. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and is part of the marketing team for the school bank, Comets Savings & Loan. Kandell appreciates his teachers' commitment to his success. "Many of my teachers along the way have been willing to go the extra mile in order to ensure I receive the best education and high school experience possible." Kandell is the son of Brian and Jill Kandell. The Mason City Schools Board of Education will honor his accomplishment at its February 27 meeting.


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