So often, we read about teens falling behind in school, race gaps in academics and the like. This student, however, has beat the odds by scoring a perfect SAT score.
Early on, Cameron Clarke’s parents knew he was gifted; at age 4, he scored 151 on an IQ test. Since then, they’ve worked to support and encourage that gift. The Germantown Academy senior took practice tests and a prep course with friends prior to the exam. It was his second time taking it that earned him a perfect score of 2400 after a notable 2190 on the first one.
“You can screw up or mess up on the smallest of things,” he said. “And I just feel like on that particular day, I was focused and I got kind of lucky, I guess, that I didn’t make any mistakes.”
Clarke, who admits he second-guessed and changed about 30 of his earlier answers in the last five minutes of testing, is recognized as one of 360 students nationwide who received a perfect score this year. To add, he is an accomplished cellist, tutor and senator in his school’s student government among other achievements. His dream college is Princeton.
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BMWK–Who are some notable young people you’ve read about or know of personally? What do you think drives the younger generation to do well?