Nathan “Kitt” Rom felt good after he took the May SAT, but he was still surprised a few weeks later when he discovered he had scored a perfect 2400 on the standardized test.
According to College Board, the administrators of the SAT, of the 1.6 million students who take the SAT each session, approximately 360 students receive a perfect score of 800 on all three sections: math, writing and critical reading. That number is equivalent to about 0.022 percent of all test takers.
Rom is a junior at Bishop O'Connell. “It certainly takes the pressure off as I enter my senior year in the fall,” said Rom, who already had his sights set on a few colleges, but may investigate a few more opportunities that come his way in the next year.
It has never been “all books all the time” for Rom. He is a member of the O’Connell rowing team, where he is the coxswain on the boys 2nd varsity 4+ boat, which won the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Rowing Association title earlier this year. In the winter, he wrestled for the Knights.
Although his favorite subject right now is physics, he excels in all subjects. Rom and several other students founded a philosophy club this year, where they get together regularly to read and discuss topics of their choosing.
While some of his classmates may be busy brushing up on their test-taking skills over the summer, Rom is looking forward to more rowing, a trip to Italy and several weeks of pottery classes.