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15yo in Tennessee gets perfect score on the ACT

At only 15 years old, a high school student in Tennessee achieved a feat that only few can claim – a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam.

Dwight Moore, a sophomore student at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis made the accomplishment of scoring a 36 on the ACT! His school put out a statement this week congratulating him. Less than one percent of students that take the ACT earn the top score. Out of the high school graduating class of 2015 only 1,598 of the 1.92 million test takers nationwide scored perfect, making Dwight a member of an exclusive minority. Moore told LocalMemphis's Austin Lewis that he thought that his score was a mistake. "I sat there in shock for a second. There is no way this is right. It didn't have the writing score so I thought this was just a placeholder for later so I am not getting my hopes up; when the writing score came out too, I actually got a 36," said Moore. Only a sophomore, Moore has no plans yet on where he wants to college or what he wants to major in.

All we know is, Dwight definitely has a bright future ahead of him.

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