Erik Dralle

(Left to right) OHS Principal Mike Wayne, Student Erik Dralle, Superintendent Dr. John Sparlin. (Photo provided)

Officials in Oswego SD308 say that an Oswego High School senior recently earned a perfect score on the ACT, national college entrance exam.

Oswego High School senior Erik Dralle earned a perfect 36 composite score on the ACT exam.

Princeton review cites the current national average ACT score as 21 and district officials say Dralle is part of an elite group, as less than two-tenths of one percent of ACT test takers earn a perfect score.

This was only time Dralle took the official ACT exam. He says he prepared by studying the ACT guide and completed five practice tests.

Dralle plans to graduate in the Spring, and is considering a career in civil engineering. While has not yet committed to a college, his top choices at this time are University of Illinois and Iowa State University.

Outside the classroom, Dralle is also an excellent musician, among other involvement, he is part of the award-winning OHS marching band, was selected for the Illinois Music Education Association’s All-District Band, and plays lead-guitar with a local alternative/punk rock band, "Karma," which was part of Oswego’s summer PrairieFest entertainment line-up.

Comments from officials:

"What an incredible accomplishment for Erik to receive a perfect ACT score," says Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Sparlin. "Our entire district is so proud of his accomplishments; his academic performance and musical talent will take him far." Dralle was congratulated during a photo with OHS Principal Mike Wayne, and Superintendent Dr. Sparlin; he will be honored at an upcoming SD 308 Board of Education meeting.