Emily Knight (Class of 2018) earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the nationwide ACT test given in September 2017.
The ACT is one of the two tests relied upon most consistently to evaluate college readiness. Of the 2,030,000 or so who took the ACT in September, only 2,760 made scores like Emily’s---in the top 1/10th of top 1% range.
Emily is representative of how true scholarship manifests at Episcopal these days. Her high GPA and high ranking on national testing do not define her. She was recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist before moving up to National Merit Finalist status (more to come on that in the next Academic Point.) Most recently, she was Evangeline, one of the leads in Episcopal’s spring musical---Evangeline, The Musical. Her poetry has been recognized in the national Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest. She is active in Episcopal’s choral programs. She has been offered college admission to an enviable array of colleges across the country.
At Episcopal, with our relatively small school “2A” classification, scholars are active outside the classroom, developing a range of God’s gifts to them in a close community. A dedicated faculty engaged deeply with student development is an Episcopal hallmark these days. This is what our Mission & Ministry calls us to do!
Hugh M. McIntosh
Head of School