Senior Mona Hajjar, Symmes Township, earned a perfect score on the ACT exam.
A rare accomplishment, only .2 percent of all students who take the test nationwide achieve a 36, which is a composite of the four mandatory tests for knowledge of English, math, reading and science. The ACT is an indicator of how prepared students are for college.
"Mona is a focused leader in the classroom who has distinguished herself as a learner and leader of character in a community of high-achieving students," said College Counseling Assistant Director Susan Miller. "She is filled with drive, intelligence, curiosity and compassion. We celebrate her scholastic success and also recognize her for using her voice and talents to not only better herself, but the world around her."
Mona is known for excelling academically. She is an Advanced Placement Scholar, a member of the Summit’s chapter of the National Honor Society and is consistently recognized as a member of the Director’s List with High Honors. She is also a member of The Summit’s Schiff Family Science Research Institute. Her internship with Tiny Earth Network focused on addressing the world’s diminishing antibiotic supply.
Her passion for the sciences extends to the Medical Professionals Club where she is a four-year member and the club’s current leader.
Mona is also concerned with social issues. She is a four-year member of the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Club, attended the People of Color Conference in 2019 and started a blog that covers issues surrounding social justice.
In addition, Mona has played four years of tennis at The Summit and holds a leadership role in her church’s youth organization.