Northeast Nebraskan Among Top Scoring ACT Students

Northeast Nebraskan Among Top Scoring ACT Students
Courtesy of Office of Governor Ricketts. Governor Ricketts, NDE Commissioner Matt Blomstedt (far left), and ACT Representative Rob Dennis (far right) with Nebraska high school students who achieved top scores on the ACT.

SOUTH SIOUX CITY – Monday morning Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Education recognized Nebraska high school students for their academic achievement.

In total, 22 individuals earned the top score of 36 on the ACT college entrance exam. There was a recognition ceremony held at the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln.

Governor Ricketts addressed the students, “Wherever your college plans may take you, I hope you will continue to make Nebraska your home as you start your careers and raise a family.”

Nebraska Department of Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt and ACT’s Nebraska State Lead Rob Dennis joined the Governor to honor the graduation Nebraska seniors earning the highest possible composite scores on the exam. Each student was presented with a certificate recognizing their achievement in academic excellence.


Graduating top scoring ACT students include:

Lauren Franzen, Elkhorn High School

Kaitlyn Ryan, Gretna High School

Jacob Mann, Gretna High School

Calla Sullivan, Norris High School

John Brockmeier, Kearney High School

Jesse Lin, Lincoln East High School

Emma Jewell, Lincoln East High School

Ruby Hoffman, Lincoln High School

Cole Shank, Lincoln High School

Aaron Haake, Lincoln Southwest High School

Jae Hyun Lim, Lincoln Southwest High School

Gregory Hubbard, Lincoln Northeast High School

Darin Schlautman, Pius X High School

Vishnu Menon, Millard North High School

Daniel Fu, Millard North High School

Victoria Lei, Brownell-Talbot School

Bennett Wright, Elkhorn South High School

Joseph Hennessey, Creighton Preparatory School

Gabriel Drew, Creighton Preparatory School

Dawson Beutler, Millard West High School

Jonah Turner, Millard West High School

Galdino Guzman Navarro, South Sioux City High School