Ava Fleury. Fleury scored a perfect 36

Ava Fleury. Fleury scored a perfect 36 on the ACT test at 14-years-old.

The Fleury family has a tradition before every test: doughnuts.

Ava Fleury, 14, ate an apple fritter doughnut before taking the ACT for the third time. She said her dad bought them that morning for the whole family.

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