There is no three words that can bring high school student’s mood to the ground than Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT for short. That test was the bane of my existence in high school, same with a lot of fellow students. The test is notoriously hard and the education department drills it into our heads that (unless they mention the alternative test, the ACT) this was the only way to get into a good college. Well, luckily for one Georgia resident, he won’t ever have to worry about getting into any college he wishes.
Palm Beach Post reported that Atlanta’s Woodward Academy student, Andy Sun, has done the improbable. He has scored the highest possible score on the SAT, a 2400. It’s such an improbable feat that it’s estimated less than 1% of all students in this country make a perfect score. The same article quoted college board’s find that in 2014, 11/73,000 got that score.
Sun was apparently taken aback by the score, but looking at his academic track record of AP courses and straight A’s, it sounds like he got the score he deserved. He finally wished students to relax about the test and just take the practice ones. “You’re not defined by a number.”
Most high school students need to hear that last piece of advice. It’s easy to forget that when college is at the door step and your teachers mount the pressure. Also, I like to remind people that the SAT is not your only option to get into a good school, there’s always the ACT.