VBCPS - Charting the Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rosemary Gladden
Date: 12/05/18 Phone: 757.263.1229
News Release No. 028 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: [email protected]

Virginia Beach students earn perfect
SAT, ACT scores

Ocean Lakes High School students Cole Faggert and Noah Do earned perfect scores on the SAT and ACT, respectively. Less than 1 percent of approximately two million students who typically take each exam earn perfect scores, according to the ACT and the College Board, the organizations that own the exams.

Faggert, a senior in the school's Mathematics and Science Academy, earned a top score of 1,600 on the SAT by scoring 800 on each of the two sections tested: evidence-based reading and writing as well as mathematics. A track and cross country runner, Faggert is involved in numerous school clubs, including National Honor Society where he serves as the community service chairperson. He is also interested in science and has participated in numerous NASA summer programs where students study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). He hopes to work at NASA after college and has applied for early admissions to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Do, a junior who is also in the school's Mathematics and Science Academy, achieved the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT, which tests students in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each section is scored on a scale from 1-36 and a students' composite score is the average of the four scores. Do, too, is involved in numerous sports and clubs, including varsity tennis, Latin Honor Society and Future Health Professionals. He can also solve a Rubik's cube in seconds. He is exploring his college options, but hopes to pursue a career in medicine.

In previous years, other Virginia Beach City Public Schools students have earned perfect scores.

Both exams are designed to measure students' academic readiness for college. Learn more about each test by visiting the ACT or College Board websites.


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