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Four Sycamore Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

David Godar, Jenna Bao, Harsimran Makkad, Stephanie Hong  Four Sycamore High School seniors have achieved perfect scores on the ACT exam.

Jenna Bao, David Godar, Stephanie Hong, and Harsimran Makkad achieved a perfect composite score of 36 on the college entrance exam.

Less than one-tenth of one-percent of students who take the ACT earn the top score.

The Sycamore Class of 2017 earned an average score of 25.9 on the ACT exam, nearly four points higher than the state average and five points higher than the national average.

Bao, Godar, and Makkad were also recently named National Merit Semifinalists, placing them in the top one-percent of all high school seniors in the U.S. for their scores on the PSAT. Makkad also earned a perfect score of 800 on the SAT in Chemistry and Math II subjects.

Hong was named a National Merit Commended Scholar, placing her in the top three-percent of high school seniors.

Following graduation, Bao plans to study international relations and then eventually go to law school; Godar plans to study physics and hopes to attend MIT; Hong plans to explore human relations; Makkad is considering a major in Biomedical Engineering with a possible exploration in medicine for graduate school.