17 Providence Catholic Students Score 30 or Higher on the ACT

NEW LENOX (December 1, 2022) – Providence Catholic High School Principal Mr. Paul Houston is pleased to announce that 17 students scored a 30 or higher on the ACT.

“These students have excelled academically during their tenure at Providence Catholic. We applaud their dedication and hard work, which is demonstrated in their results on the ACT and in the classroom,” says Mr. Houston.

The complete ACT profile for the Class of 2023 will be available at the end of the school year. For the Class of 2022, the top 10% of the class scored an average of 32.5, which is in the top five percent of all test takers in the country. The top 50% of the class scored an average of 27 on the ACT, while the average for the entire student body is 24.2 (while the national average is 21).

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“We are proud to have this exceptional group of students who lend their talents to the Providence community every day,” says Luke Senffner, Director of the Counseling Department. “This is an impressive achievement.”

For more information on academic excellence at Providence Catholic, visit https://www.providencecatholic.org/academics/academic-excellence.

Students who scored 30 or higher include:

30+ (17)STUDENT CITYGrade SchoolParish
Amos, ZinnFrankfortNaperville Christian Academy
Dau, AndrewBonfieldReed-Custer Middle School Braidwood
de Boer, AbigailJolietSt. Joseph School ManhattanSt. Joseph Manhattan
Dumstorf, SamanthaMinookaMinooka Jr. High MinookaSt. Mary Minooka
Fultz, CameronFrankfortHickory Creek Middle School Frankfort
Gade, RyanMoneePeotone Jr. High PeotoneSt. Anthony Frankfort
Gandurski, JaysicLockportAvery Coonley Downers Grove
Hesselmann, ZackaryOrland ParkCentury Jr. High Orland ParkSt. Francis Assisi Orland Park
Johnston, EmmaShorewoodMinooka Jr. High MinookaHope Lutheran Shorewood
Kulpinski, ElizabethTinley ParkCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland HillsSt. Stephen Deacon Tinley Park
Massaro, MarissaHomer GlenOak Prairie Jr. High Homer GlenOur Mother Good Counsel Homer Glen
Moran, CollinMokenaMokena Junior High
Picciolini, AntonioHomer GlenCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland HillsSt. Francis Assisi Orland Park
Pietrzyk, AnnaliseLockportSt. Joseph School LockportSt. Joseph Lockport
Shepherd, PaigeShorewoodSt. Paul the Apostle School JolietSt. Paul Apostle Joliet
Soltys, CharlesOrland ParkCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland HillsSt. Elizabeth Seton Orland Hills
Wilko, SophiaOrland ParkNoonan Academy MokenaSt. Francis Assisi Orland Park


About Providence Catholic

Providence Catholic is a co-educational, college preparatory high school, based in the Augustinian tradition. It is located on 75 acres in New Lenox, Illinois. A dedicated and caring faculty and staff integrate the core Augustinian values of truth, unity and love into all dimensions of student life. A demanding curriculum, inclusive service programs, competitive athletics and comprehensive extracurricular offerings challenge students in a safe and nurturing environment. Our proven success is reflected in our most recent graduates who’ve earned scholarships valued at nearly $52 million dollars. In addition, Providence Catholic has 31 state championship titles: the most among private high schools in the state of Illinois. For more information about PCHS, please visit www.providencecatholic.org.


Allie Rios
Director of Communications at Providence Catholic High School
(815) 717-3163


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