Joseph Newhall, son of Robert and Teresa Newhall, a Jr. at Deerfield High School, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2012, only 781 of more than 1.66 million students earned a composite score of 36.
In addition to academic achievements, Joseph is a member of the Varsity track team and band programs at DHS. He is currently working on his Eagle Scout project at Little House of Glencoe and will be traveling to Flint, Michigan on a service trip this sumer as part of the Faith Formation Program at Holy Cross Parish.