A Grand Forks Red River High School graduate is one of just two students statewide to record a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam this year.

Millicent Schwartz, who graduated this spring from Red River, scored a 36 on the test, which is used to assess students in English, math, science and reading. The scores in each area are compiled together into a composite score, which has a range of 1 to 36.

The other North Dakotan with a perfect score this year was Seth Benson, of Sheyenne High School in West Fargo. Overall, 7,282 students in the state took the test.

According to a release from Grand Forks Public Schools, approximately two-tenths of 1 percent of students received a perfect score.

“These two talented young people have achieved a rare distinction,” said Kirsten Baesler, North

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Dakota school superintendent. “They, their parents, their teachers, and the entire state of North

Dakota should be proud of what they have accomplished.”

According to the release from the school district, Schwartz will be attending Cornell University, an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, N.Y., this fall and will study mechanical engineering. She plans to minor in aerospace engineering.