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Lawrence Wang achieved a perfect SAT score of 2400

10:58 PM, Jun 13, 2012   |    comments
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A Farragut High School junior holds a title a few hundred students nationwide can achieve: a perfect SAT score.

Lawrence Wang took the test in early January, only to find out he scored a total composite score of 2400 a few weeks later.

"It was a bit grueling, because there are 10 sections and it repeats between writing, critical thinking, and math," Wang said.

According to the Knox County School's website, Wang is the first in the country to get the perfect score this year.

It's rare because students in Tennessee overwhelmingly take the ACT instead of the SAT.

"(Wang) is the first person I've worked with that has scored perfect, that I'm aware of," said Farragut High School assistant principal Karen Gray.

According to the College Board, the developers of the SAT, 5,752 Tennessee students took the test in 2011, compared to the 68,524 students who took the ACT. Only three state students scored a perfect 2400 in the SAT last year, but Gray said Wang has even more bragging rights.

"Statistics show more than a million students take the test every year, Lawrence being the only person as of March 23rd who scored perfect," she added.

A perfect score is not stopping the rising senior reach for greater successes, as he's already visited several Ivy League schools.

"It's still a way to go, but it's a little closer," Wang smiled.

His advice for a good SAT or ACT score: take advantage of all the study guides and aides. The dozens he had in his library helped, he added.

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