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Jenks High School student becomes one of the youngest people to get perfect ACT score

Posted at 4:54 PM, Mar 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-16 20:03:04-04

A 15-year-old Jenks High School student has become one of the youngest people ever to achieve a perfect score on his ACT.

William Wang said the burden of taking the intimidating test is now over, however the excitement is just beginning.

The ACT is not your average test, and Wang is not your average high schooler.

"There's an English section, a math section, reading and then science," Wang said. In fact, he's quite exceptional.

"Well, I play the piano, I also wall climb and swim in my free time," Wang said.

He lists a lot of great things, except the humble teenager is leaving one thing out, his ACT score.

"After I took the ACT, I knew it was possible I got a 36, but I wasn't entirely sure," Wang said. "So I was pretty surprised."

It was a perfect score, making Wang one of the youngest people ever to achieve such an accomplishment.

"I felt that it's not actually a huge accomplishment because it's just a standardized test," Wang said modestly. In fact, his mom said he hardly studied for the test at all.

"William didn't tell me," Mei Wu, Wang's mom said. "I asked him, 'William [do] you have your score?''

Don't let Wang's nonchalant behavior fool you, he's excited about what the score means for his future.

"I am thinking about Harvard or MIT, but I'm not sure."

Wang hopes to study math and science, which are his ultimate passions.However, right now there's other priorities, like getting his driver's license, and finishing his homework.

"I'm in 5 AP classes and another Pre-AP class, so I have a lot of homework every night," Wang said.

Maintaining his 4.3 GPA is a lot of work, but to Wang it's all a part of his bigger plan.

"[I'll] probably invent a new piece of technology that would change lives." Much like his ACT score, we would say that sounds perfect.

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