Two SPHS students ace ACT, offer tips

Published 4:06 pm Monday, April 8, 2019


HOOVER – So far, two Spain Park High School students have achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam: Adam Ebrahim and Zane Peacock.

Both sophomores, these students engaged in preemptive measures to ensure success.

“I did some full-length practice tests from textbooks which I checked out from the public library. This really helped me manage my time better on the actual ACT because I got a better understanding of how much time I should invest in each question. You also should wake up early on test day so you aren’t still somewhat asleep when the test starts,” Adam said. “I was pretty happy with the score when I received it, and I’m glad that I don’t have to worry about it anymore.”

For Zane, deconstructing the exam from a strategic standpoint proved his best approach.

“I prepared by taking a few ACT practice tests and reading up on strategy. I took the ACT two other times, making a 24 in 7th grade and a 33 in 9th grade,” Zane said. “When I first saw the (36) score, I was overcome with shock, then gratitude, and then relief.”

Both students are super-active on campus. Adam serves on the Spain Park Debate Team, Model UN, Law Academy, HOSA, and Newspaper Club.

Zane is a Boy Scout, Model UN, BEST Robotics, Engineering Academy, Key Club, Heritage Panel, and Spanish Club.