John “Jack” Zvonek Jr
Three Jesuit students, Bradley Fugetta, William Wells and John “Jack” Zvonek Jr earned the highest possible composite score of 36 when they took the ACT® test in June. A total of nine Jesuit students have now achieved a perfect ACT score in the last two years.
Bradley Fugetta is a member of Jesuit’s Class of 2019. He attended Christian Brothers and St. Philip Neri before attending Jesuit. He is the son of Margaret Diaz-Fugetta and Frank Fugetta. At Jesuit, Fugetta is a member of student council, the academic support tutoring program, mock trial, academic games, Mu Alpha Theta, Quiz Bowl, National Honor Society, and the varsity bowling team. This year, Fugetta is a finalist in “18 in ’18,” an arts and literary contest for high school juniors put on by the Patrick F. Taylor foundation to celebrate the tricentennial of New Orleans. He also placed 10th in individual state math competition for analysis, having placed first in the competition in geometry as a freshman. Over the summer, Fugetta is tutoring underprivileged middle school students who show academic potential through Operation Upgrade
William Wells, a member of the Class of 2020, attended Christian Brothers and St. Anthony of Padua before Jesuit. He is the son of Trisha and Michael Wells. At Jesuit, Wells is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, placing third this year in ciphering and 1st last year in geometry at the state convention. In his spare time, Wells is an accomplished pianist, having been selected to play for the junior philharmonic of New Orleans and placing 2nd at the Metairie Music Club competition. Over the summer, Wells will travel to England and Ireland with his family.
John “Jack” Zvonek Jr., a member of the Jesuit High School Class of 2019, earned the highest possible composite score of 36 when he took the ACT® test for the first time this April. Jack, who attended Trinity Episcopal School before moving to Jesuit, is the son of John and Tricia Zvonek. At Jesuit, Jack is the president of Mu Alpha Theta, and he is a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society, the Model United Nations club, the robotics team and the biotechnology club. This year, Jack was an overall Division I winner in English IV at the Southeast Louisiana District Literary Rally. He is also an active member of the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Youth Organization. Jack’s summer activities include volunteering at camps for children with spina bifida and Down syndrome and taking courses in areas of study that interest him, including courses on nanomaterials, astronomy, physics, astrobiology and Model UN.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1-36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score.