Perfect ACT, SAT Scores!
Five WHS Students Earn Perfect Scores on SAT, ACT Exams
Congratulations to five Wayzata High School (WHS) students for earning perfect scores on the SAT and ACT college entrance exams. Senior Bella Roussanov and junior Christine Kim earned perfect scores on the SAT exam, and seniors Changyeon Park and Bo Dai and junior Nathan Ringo earned perfect scores on the ACT exam.
Bella Roussanov said she took several practice tests and studied vocabulary to prepare for the SAT exam, but her normal class schedule also prepared her for the test. Outside of school she is on the Science Olympiad and Quiz Bowl Teams, and volunteers on the Relay for Life Committee and at the Plymouth Public Library. Her top choices for school next year are Harvard and Columbia Universities and she is interested in majoring in either chemistry or English.
Changyeon Park said she used practice tests to prepare for the ACT exam and focused on what she thought she needed to work on including a review of math and reading. She said her normal course load at WHS also prepared her for the exam. This year, she is enrolled in AP Chemistry, Physics X, AP Statistics, AP Literature and will have taken more than eight AP courses by graduation. Park participates in the Trojan Leadership Council, Club Y.E.S., Wayzata Leadership Academy, National Honors Society and the Science Olympiad. She also volunteers at Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP) in the resale shop and plays piano outside of school. Her top choices for school next year include the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University. She is interested in potentially double majoring in biology and business, or biology and communications, but plans to start undecided.
Christine Kim said she took several practice tests to prepare for the SAT and earned her perfect score. She said her courses at WHS also prepared her for the exam and is currently enrolled in AP Calculus, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History, Chemistry X and Chamber Orchestra. She has taken eight AP courses to date. Outside of academics, Kim performed violin in the pit orchestra for the WHS production of “Spamalot” this fall and is on the Science Olympiad Team. She is also a member of the Minnesota Youth Symphony and volunteers playing violin at a group home for adults with disabilities. She also performs with the Young Musicians of Minnesota Orchestra.
Bo Dai credits his normal course load at WHS and taking practice exams for his perfect score on the ACT. He is currently taking AP Physics and participating in the Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program. Dai is also active on the Debate Team, Link Crew and National Honor Society and volunteers his time at North Memorial Hospital. His future plans include majoring in either biochemistry or biomedical engineering.
Nathan Ringo said his AP coursework, along with a healthy breakfast, prepared him for his ACT exam, on which he earned a perfect score. Ringo has taken six AP classes so far and is involved in the WHS Business Professionals Association, Robotics Team and Quiz Bowl. His top choices for college are California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has not yet decided on a major, but is considering computer science and biochemistry.