Benig, the daughter of Vincent and Sandra Benig of Shorewood, took a practice ACT during her sophomore year and earned a score of 35, according to the MCHS site.
“I was really excited that I scored a 35 and, to me, the difference between a 35 and a 36 is just a little bit of luck,” Benig stated in the web post. “I figured since I was finishing up my pre-calculus class, all the material was fresh in my mind and I decided to take the ACT early.”
Benig is the third MCHS student in the last 18 months to score a 36 on the ACT, following in the footsteps of 2013 alum Charles Tierney and current MCHS senior John Kauffmann, according to the MCHS website.
Benig is involved in a number of activities at Minooka, the list running the gamut from tennis and soccer to scholastic bowl and math team. She also is active outside of school with her youth group at Shorewood Church of God, according to MCHS’s web post.