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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:30 PM

Student from Keystone state scores perfect SAT score [View all]

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WE'VE ALL read depressing newspaper stories about underachieving local high school students. This, I'm happy to say, isn't that kind of column.

No, I've set aside this space to give a well-deserved thumbs-up to Cameron Clarke, a senior at Germantown Academy who scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT.

That's right. A perfect score.

That hardly ever happens.

Although more than 1.66 million students took the SAT in 2012, only 360 test takers nationwide achieved a spotless 2400, according to SAT officials.

"I put in a lot of work," 18-year-old Cameron told me when I visited his house in Mount Airy. "I took a prep class with some of my friends, and I did a lot of practice tests from a book.

"But that only prepares you so much," he explained. "The difference between getting, like, a 2400 and a couple of points lower is just focus.


Cameron has been a student at Germantown Academy since preschool, and his parents had an inkling early on that their son was gifted. On an IQ test at age 4, he scored a 151, which is way, way up there.


His mother, Mary Jones, teaches Spanish at Father Judge High School. His dad, Peter Clarke, owns the Reef Restaurant and Lounge at Third and South streets.

http://articles.philly.com/2012-12-18/news/35871335_1_student-government-cross-country-perfect-sat-score



Cameron Clarke is one of just 360 people out of 1.66 million test takers to post a perfect SAT score in 2012

I had a request that this be posted in the GD forum.


EDIT: Title of OP was changed because it was worded poorly, and I didn't want the OP heading to take away from what is a great story.

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