An East Tennessee high school student scored a perfect score on the ACT.
"It was pretty surprising. Like I knew I had done well but I did not think I was anywhere close to perfect," said Chris Buckman.
The Farragut High School senior got a 36 on the college admissions exam. He took the ACT in April while he was still a junior.
To put Chris' perfect score into perspective, only one percent of all high school students nationwide who take the ACT get a 36.
Chris' mom, who is also a math teacher, says her son has always taken the initiative to do well in school. She says she couldn't be more proud.
"He wanted to do a good job to please his teachers and to more than that, even please himself. So, seeing his hard work pay off was just kind of a dream and I was just so proud of him," said Angela Buckman.
Chris says he doesn't know yet where he wants to go to college.