Christopher Holliday, a football player at Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina, has proven that being a student-athlete does not limit anyone to achieving higher academic success. He achieved a perfect score on the ACT, a standardized test used for college admissions in the U.S.
“Congratulations to Christopher Holliday, scholar-athlete who earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36!” school officials tweeted about the outstanding student’s success.
Christopher said he prepared early for the ACT by taking weekly practice tests.
Aside from achieving a perfect ACT score, he also has an exceptional GPA. According to the Twitter account of the school’s football team, Jordan Falcons Football, he has never made a grade lower than an A throughout his academic career.
Christopher, who is set to graduate in 2020, said it is important to have discipline and priorities to be able to succeed.
“If I had a homework assignment that I was being lackadaisical with I would have to do that homework assignment before I could go to practice or anything,” he told ABC 11. “So, I realized at a young age that academics always had to come before athletics.”