ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - Two Lindbergh High School students have achieved perfect ACT scores.
Senior Ben Ledeaux, 16, and freshman Rounak Bera, 13, earned composite scores of 36, the highest possible score on the test. Less than 1/10 of students who take the test nationwide achieve that score by answering every question correctly.
"I was hoping for a 35 but wasn't sure I'd get it," Ben said. "I was surprised."
Rounak took the test as a freshman to prepare for taking it later in his school career.
"For good practice, there is no substitute for the real test," he said. "But I plan to take it again when I get older."
Both students are in the school's Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students, are musicians at the school, and participated in Science Olympiad. Ben also plays on the tennis team and is a member of the National Honor Society. Rounak participated in the International Science Bowl last year as a student at Sperreng Middle School.
Tiffany Lee, a 2013 graduate of LHS, earned a perfect score on the ACT last year.
The school'saverage ACT score is 24.0. The state average is 21.6.