Perfect Results

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Rocky Point High School junior Jade Pinkenburg has accomplished something less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the exam have – a perfect score on the American College Test.

Jade earned the top mark of 36 on the December ACT exam, demonstrating his high level of knowledge in the areas of English, mathematics, reading and science. This was the first time he has taken the exam, but not the first time he had earned high marks on the national level. Previously he earned a 1570 (out of 1600) composite score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, earning perfect marks on the math portion.

When asked what advice he would offer students who are preparing for either exam, Jade encouraged his peers to “trust your instincts, have faith in yourselves and take your time with it. Be sure to read all directions and sections carefully,” he said.
While he still has one more year of high school left, Jade is aspiring to go into the engineering field and has applied to take a summer engineering program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

At Rocky Point, Jade is an active member of several clubs and organizations, including robotics, spring track and the guitar club. He also volunteers at the North Shore Youth Council.