Every year teens struggle to study and get through the nation’s most-widely-used college admission exam, the SATs, and only a small handful ever achieve a perfect score. Cameron Clarke (pictured), a senior at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pa., just happens to fall in to the category of “perfect scorer,” according to the Huffington Post.
Clarke scored 2400, a perfect score, this past spring, and according to SAT officials, out of the 1.6 million of its test-takers this year, a mere 360 were able to achieve the grade.
So what’s his secret on achieving such a perfect score?
“I put in a lot of work. I took a prep class with some of my friends, and I did a lot of practice tests from a book, said the Mounty Airy resident.
The high school senior actually took the SAT once before and scored a still-mind-boggling 2190, which is a chart-topping 98.5 percent of all of the SAT’s test-takers.
Even though Clarke’s first score was a passkey that could get him in to any Ivy League college or university in the country, he was not satisfied and wanted to go for that gold ring.
In the wake of all of the negativity that surrounds so many Black youths these days, it is refreshing to see overachievers like Clarke. The 18-year-old, who has attended Germantown, a private school, since he was in preschool, was always considered to be gifted.