Local

Suburban Student Earns Perfect SAT, ACT Scores

View Comments
(CBS/AP Graphic)

(CBS/AP Graphic)

Featured & Trending:

Latest News Headlines:

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (STMW) – Krystle Leung hasn’t decided which college to attend next year, but she won’t be lacking suitors.

The 17-year-old senior at west suburban Naperville Central High School got the highest possible score of 2400 on the SAT, one of only 250 of the more than 2 million U.S. students who took the standardized test to do so this year.

She also earned the highest possible score of 36 on the ACT.

Academic achievements are nothing new for Leung.

She is a straight-A student and a National Merit semi-finalist. She is a co-captain of her school’s Science Olympiad Team, a member of its Math Club and its WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) and JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) teams.

During summer breaks, she has done research internships at Nanophase Technologies in Romeoville and at the University of California-Davis. In 2009, she was a finalist in the U.S. International Chemistry Olympiad Program.

Her favorite subjects in high school include chemistry, art history, computer programming and French. She’s studied French for 11 years and can read, speak and write the language fluently.

In her spare time, Leung is a volunteer at the Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton and has a part-time job as a records organizer at a local medical office.

She plans to major in chemistry and hopes to be a doctor and medical scientist.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

View Comments