MILWAUKEE — For the second year in a row, a student at Rufus King International High School earned a perfect ACT score. Zhenrui Liao is the latest Milwaukee Public Schools student to score a perfect store on the ACT college admission and placement exam. It’s a huge accomplishment to everyone, except maybe, Liao.
“It’s not really that special. It doesn’t mean I’m a genius. It doesn’t mean I’m some brilliant guy who’s gonna cure cancer. It’s just a test,” Liao said.
A perfect ACT score is a rare feat that only 704 of 1.6 million students accomplished last year.
Last year, Rufus King International High School student Ahmee Marshall-Christensen scored a 36 on the ACT.
“It was really exciting at the time. I guess I realized it’s a bit inconsequential, but it was still fun to find out,” Marshall-Christensen said.
Marshall-Christensen will begin undergraduate studies at Harvard University this fall. What are his plans for the future?
“Either a professor or a researcher at a university or doing research for a corporation,” Marshall-Christensen said.
“Engineering has a special call, appeal for me cause it allows me to use my talents to help people,” Liao said.