ATLANTA — A local high school student is in a prestigious group after he got a perfect score on his SAT.
Andy Sun, 16, is a junior at Woodward Academy and was shocked by his score when he opened the results.
“I was like, ‘Is this showing you the maximum score or is this my actual score?’ I wasn’t entirely sure,” he said.
Less than 1 percent of students score a perfect 2400 on the SAT in one sitting.
According to College Board, there were more than 73,000 students in Georgia in the class of 2014 who took the SAT. Of those, 11 students achieved the highest possible score.
Andy has straight As and is taking a total of five AP courses.
His chemistry teacher said his leadership on campus is off the charts, too.
“He brings to the table lots of different components that you see in various kids, but rarely find in one student. Andy is that student,” Mark Carrington said.
Not only is Andy a good student, but he also excels in fencing.
Fencing tournaments take him all over the world. He is now ranked second in the country for his age group.
The one thing he can’t do– drive.
While he’s working on getting his driver’s license, he’s checking out a few colleges. He said he’s interested in Harvard, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame and Princeton.
Andy’s advice to other students is to work hard, take SAT practice tests and relax.
“Relax and realize when colleges look at you, there’s a lot more about your personality than just your scores. You’re not defined by a number,” he said.