Trinity High School senior Paul McQuillen has learned he scored a perfect 36 composite on the September 2017 ACT.
Academically, McQuillen has been in Trinity’s Advanced Placement Program all four years and was accepted into the 2017 Governor’s Scholars Program.
“Students at Trinity all have the opportunity to perform their best on the ACT exam, as Trinity puts a significant emphasis on ACT test preparation,” said McQuillen. “I think a big part of my score is due to the classroom environment and the care and concern shown to me in my classes from my teachers.”
As an officer of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Trinity, McQuillen also serves as a class officer, was a Governor’s Scholar participant, a Commended Student by the National Merit Corporation, an Eagle Scout, secretary and co-founder of Operation Smile, volunteer at Barbeque for the Homeless, a member of the National BETA Club, Spanish National Honor Society and the Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy.
In addition to the above-mentioned achievements, McQuillen is also active in Trinity’s Best Buddies Club (a club devoted to creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities), St. Joseph of Arimathea Society, Trinity’s Pre-Medical Society, plays lacrosse and serves as a Student Ambassador for Trinity.
Principal Dan Zoeller said, “Paul is an exemplary 4.0 student who balances a demanding course load, including 11 Advanced Placement courses in his time at Trinity, and an extensive extracurricular schedule which includes serving as a Senior Class Officer. As a testament to his versatility, he also performs in our Bell Choir.”
“Paul has been one of the most quietly-determined students I have had in quite some time,” said Trinity teacher Michael Budniak. “He has consistently put in his best efforts in the classroom and his grades are very reflective of this work ethic. It does not surprise me in the slightest that his ACT score could not have been any better.”