For those that are unaware, this is an incredible achievement. In 2012, more than 1.66 million students took the SAT and only 360 test takers across the nation achieved a perfect score of 2400 according to SAT officials.
Clarke is an a class of his own exemplifying excellence and determination. This is evident in his approach and execution in preparing for and taking the SATs, tirelessly preparing for the exam and opting to test the test for a second time even after landing above the 98.5 percentile of test takers with a 2190 score the first time around. Cameron knew he could do better and made sure to exhibit that.
Cameron says "I put in a lot of work…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’s next big goal is to attend his dream school, Princeton. If his work ethic towards taking the SAT is any indication of how hard he’ll work in order to get into Princeton, it is likely he will be there in the Fall.
The media is very quick to shine a light on our athletic phenoms but rarely highlight the academic achievement of our bright children from urban communities. Parents, it is great that your children can find a role model in athletes and entertainers who are constantly in the spotlight and this can even be beneficial as they make note of some of the philanthropic doings of these individuals, but let’s not forget about the scholars that have made a huge impact on society. These individuals are excellent role models for any kid to grow up and aspire to be like.
Cultivating Tomorrows Leaders would like to send a big congratulations to Cameron Clarke on his amazing accomplishment and wish him the absolute best in all of his future endeavors.
To read the full article on Cameron’s perfect SAT score use the link below.
Perfect SAT Score For Cameron Clarke, Germantown Academy Senior
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