Teen scores perfect on both ACT and SAT
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – ACTs and SATs are stressful and challenging for many students and scores can make or break your college acceptance.
A greenwood high school student is likely eligible for most any college of her choosing after scoring perfectly on both the ACTs and SATs back-to-back.
Veronique is a 17-year-old senior at Greenwood High School in Warren County.
Recently, she got her scores back and was surprised to see she scored a perfect 36 on her ACT.
Then, shortly after, she received her SAT score, a perfect 1600.
“Knowing that I have the test scores and I have, I suppose, the academic standing to be able to go wherever I want to is huge. It just means that there’s so much opportunity that is available to me and I am a little overwhelmed, but mostly excited,” said Veronique.
“We celebrate a lot of accomplishments with athletics, and I want to make sure that we see the academic accomplishments as well. And this is the first time that I do believe that anyone has scored a perfect score on both of those exams in Warren County’s history. So I just couldn’t be more proud,” said Adam Hatcher, principal of Greenwood High School.
She says she has taken the tests since 5th grade because her father encouraged her to.
Veronique says that preparation helped push her to succeed and encourages others to do the same.
“If you have the time, practice. There is a little bit of a barrier when you approach something new and so the more often you do it, the less knew it becomes, the more familiar you are with it, and just, the less of a barrier that is to you,” said Veronique.
Veronique also has over a 4.0 GPA.
While unsure of what college she will go to and what career path she will take, Veronique says she wants to go to a school that encourages curiosity.
“Some exploratory venue with passion behind it. I know I would wither in a dead position, in an office job. I don’t think I could do that. I want to work with people. I love working with people. Numbers are great, but like, this human conversations, human interactions, that’s what I want to do for the rest of my life is talk to people,” said Veronique.
Veronique also wants other students to know, your scores do not define you. Perfect score or not, her A.C.T. is not who she is, and it’s not who her peers are either.
“Your score is not who you are. I’m proud that I got a 36 but I am not a 36. And even if you get a score that you’re not proud of that’s not who you are and it does not, in any way, mark your potential because people have so much potential. People have come up to me and they’re like, ‘Oh. It’s great you got a 36. I could never do that,’ and that’s not a mark of a person, you know, I never want my accomplishments to be a reason that other people put themselves down,” said Veronique.
Veronique also says she has a passion for theater and music and hopes to score a spot in the school musical.