Senior Sam Mangin earns 36 on ACT; 4th CBHS student in past two years

Senior Sam Mangin earns 36 on ACT; 4th CBHS student in past two years

Samuel Mangin, a senior at Christian Brothers High School, earned the highest possible ACT Composite score of 36, becoming the fourth CBHS student to do so in the past two years.

Sam joins two CBHS classmates in achieving this honor, Dwight Moore, who earned the score as a sophomore in the spring of 2016, and Patrick Harkins, who achieved the honor in May 2017. A fourth CBHS student, Riggs Markham, the Class of 2017 Valedictorian, also achieved the honor in June 2016.


Nationally, while the actual number of students earning the top score varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1% of students who take the ACT earns the top score. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1–36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four sub scores. Some students also take the optional ACT writing test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT Composite score.


“Please join me in congratulating Sam for his perfect composite score of 36 on the ACT,” said Paula Mistretta, CBHS Director of College Counseling. “This demonstrates that hard work, dedication, and discipline pays off. And what a great testament to the students, parents, and CBHS faculty that we’ve had four perfect ACT scores in the past year and a half.”


Sam is the son of Stephen and Deidre Mangin of Germantown. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School. An Eagle Scout, Sam has three brothers; William, a CBHS sophomore, Joseph, a 7th grader at OLPH, and Stephen, a 2nd grader at OLPH.