CDH Students Earn Perfect ACT Score

What are the odds of acing the ACT? Nationally, while the number of students earning a perfect composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score.

Class of 2021

Xuan An Le

Previous Students with Perfect Score

Cretin-Derham Hall, Class of 2018

Claire McMahon
Ruth Olson

Cretin-Derham Hall, Class of 2017

Michael McMahon

Cretin-Derham Hall, Class of 2015

Anna Kalkman
Matt McMahon
Maria Neuzil

Cretin-Derham Hall, Class of 2013

Joseph Vanderwall

Cretin-Derham Hall, Class of 2009

Ann Wolski

Cretin-Derham Hall, Class of 2004

Julie Rolfes

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 1% percent of the state’s senior students.

Class of 2024

Michael Loeffler 

Previous National Merit Semifinalist Students


Cretin-Derham Hall, Class of 2021

Connor Lee

Cretin-Derham Hall, Class of 2015

Carl Modl, Madeline Lee, Anna Kalkman



National Merit Scholarship Commended Students

Commended students place in the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered this competition and have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success.

Class of 2024

Calla Massari, Kelly Hannon, Bridget Commers & Theodore Johnson

Previous National Merit Commended Students

Class of 2023

Nicholas Collins, Isabella Keating, Morgan Redden, Natalie Seng and Mary Soltis

Class of 2021

Xuan An Le

Class of 2020

Theodore Hoover

Class of 2018

Claire McMahon, Mary McTeague, Amy Ruetter, Abigail Sticha, Abraham Teuber, Matthew Voigt

Class of 2017

Brynn Carlson, Michael McMahon, William Rossini, Zachary Schroeder, John Thuente

Class of 2016

Jordan Ammons, Sarah Hennen, Daniel Ryan

Class of 2015

Megan Kollitz, Emma Gutzmann, Kevin Hottinger, Wyatt Stackpole, Maria Neuzil, Mateo Paredes-Sepulveda, Mark Schuweiler