Student aces both SAT, ACT

By The Mercury

Manhattan High senior Austin Canady was recognized at Wednesday’s meeting of the USD 383 Board of Education for receiving perfect scores on both the ACT and SAT tests.

How rare is a double perfect score? District officials said that in 2011, only 705 of more than 1.6 million students who took the ACT earned a perfect 36 score. The College Board has reported that roughly 1.6 million students take the SAT each year, and about 360 earn a perfect score.

Canady said he’s applied to Kansas State, the University of Kansas and Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. He said he has an interest in history and education.

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