SHS junior Riley Ibero scores 36 points on ACT, credits math contests with preparation | Education

On the morning of December 21, Scottsbluff junior Riley Ibero rolled out of bed and hopped in the shower to get ready for the day. It wasn’t long before he received an e-mail notification he hadn’t expected.

These are the results of the ACT test he took about two weeks ago.

“I saw (a) notification on my phone from my email, so I checked it and saw it was the ACT results and saw the 36,” said he declared. “I was really surprised.”

He was so surprised that he quickly put on some clothes and ran around the house looking for his parents.

“He met Shannon coming up the stairs, he turned around the corner and almost knocked her down the stairs,” Riley’s father Frank said.

Shannon, Riley’s mother, said: “I knew he was excited about something when he was walking through the house so fast.”

Although he was surprised at his score, Riley said on test day that he wasn’t exactly nervous. He attributes this to being on the math team.

“I wasn’t too worried about it,” he said. “A lot of it comes from all my experiences in a math club, because during those competitions it’s a similar testing environment, so I went there a lot.”

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