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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:12 AM

Mississippi student scores 27 on ACT in sixth-grade

https://www.brproud.com/news/mississippi-student-scores-27-on-act-in-sixth-grade/

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)- A Huey Porter Middle School student is breaking the internet after she scored a 27 on her ACT last year.

12 News’ Lanaya Lewis takes us to Canton where she sits down with 12-year-old Kristen Rhodes.

“I plan on taking it again. I want to aim higher.”

After scoring 27 on her ACT, as a sixth-grader, Kristen Rhodes says this is just the beginning.

Last year Kristen’s teacher encouraged Rhodes to test her knowledge on the college test- after seeing how strong she was in class.

Melany Sanders, “Having her in the classroom actually helped my students. It was a competitive classroom and she made them better.”

Rhodes says she’s been reading books since she was 2-years-old and since then she’s had a love for studying.

“I’m pretty sure some of them actually study, but usually like I’ll write my notes. After I write them, I’m just good. I don’t really have to go over them again.”

She says her classmates knew she would well and her mother thought it was “awesome.” but she explains there were a good amount of questions she didn’t know.

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mfcorey1 Oct 9 OP
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MaryMagdaline Oct 9 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 9 #4
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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:23 AM

1. Smart, indeed but wise too....

“Your best is your best. If you wanted to do the best Albert Einstein did, then that wouldn’t be your best, that would be his best. Your best is different than anyone else’s.”

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:42 AM

3. This is why considering someone's zip code is essential to evaluating future success

If you live in Manhattan and your parents have all kinds of money to buy SAT prep courses and tutors, your 1300/1400 on the SAT only looks so good. If you're from frigging MISSISSIPPI and get a 1300, you're probably at the very, very top of the intelligence scale and WAY at the top of the character and work ethic scale.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:47 AM

4. Nice stereotyping. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:55 AM

5. I'm not supposed to consider that Mississippi is 50th in education? Those are statistics

I attended elementary, middle school and high school in Georgia. Our valedictorian, who made a 1500 on her SAT, was a GENUIS. No SAT prep, no tutoring. If you attended public schools in the wealthy Northeast and made a 1500, you are definitely very, very smart, but your school is probably worth 100 to 200 points. Sorry if this offends you.

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