Three Southern California High school students scored a perfect 2,400 on the SAT, according to the Arcadia Unified School District.
Hanah Lee, Jeffrey Wang and Titus Wu of Arcadia High School took the standardized test in November. The SAT is designed to assess a student's academic readiness for college, and it's evident that these high school juniors are more than ready. The 16-year-olds received a perfect score in each of the test’s three sections: reading, writing and math.
Although test scores were mailed out shortly after the November test-taking date, the school district was unaware of the students' perfect scores until recently, AUSD spokesperson Ryan Foran said.
The trio of students all took the same SAT preparation course at Elite Educational Institute, however their interests and hobbies couldn't be more different.
Lee's favorite class at Arcadia High is AP biology. She hopes to attend Stanford University and study biology after graduating high school.
Wang's favorite class is also AP biology. He is close to earning the Eagle Scout ranking within the Boy Scouts of America organization and also plays on the volleyball team.
Wu works on Pow Wow, the student-run newspaper at Arcadia High. He said his "dream college" is New York University, where he hopes to major in journalism one day.
He said he was "very surprised" of his perfect score.
"I expected it to be a lower score… I think the major thing is that you read a lot on your own."
"All three juniors have worked very hard and are involved in numerous clubs and teams at the high school. Congrats guys!" the school district posted on Facebook.