The results are in and Ryan Robbins of Naperville North High School will be going to college next year. Good on you, man. The 16-year-old junior from Naperville, IL earned himself a triple crown by receiving a perfect score on the ACT, SAT, and Preliminary SAT.
Acing the PSAT has to be the most impressive. Many don’t take the practice exam too seriously so I imagine he had to zone out his classmates cracking jokes in the back and the kid eating pretzels next to him. Despite the distractions, he remained unfazed. Incredible concentration, Ryan.
Honestly, this is beyond impressive and I can’t begin to understand how it happened. Ryan said he attended a few tutoring sessions, but I’m thinking there’s more to the story… I’m never one to accuse a high schooler of an Ocean’s Eleven-style heist, but how do you get every ACT Science question right without having the stolen answers on the back of your calculator? Again, I’d never make such an accusation, but c’mon, Ryan’s making his classmates look bad.
Particularly, Richard Li, another Junior at his school, who also got a perfect score on both the SAT and ACT. He fell short on that damn PSAT though, and he’ll probably never hear the end of it from Ryan. This Ryan and Richard battle of the goliaths has to be one of the all-time greats at Naperville High. Two students in the same year, at the same school, getting perfect scores on the SAT and ACT is the stuff Disney Channel original movies are made for. Junior year went to Ryan, but we’ll see what goes down in next year’s finale. Richard has something cooking I’m sure.
As for where Ryan plans on going to college, the Naperville Sun reports:
The 16-year-old said he is leaning toward attending college somewhere on the East Coast.
Last year he visited New York, Brown and Columbia universities. This summer he’s going to check out the University of Virginia, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and the University of North Carolina.
He’s leaning toward a liberal arts degree in history and with a possible goal of attending law school.
Ryan isn’t afraid to share his knowledge, and he volunteers with the Naperville-student based nonprofit group known as the Merry Tutors.
With three perfect scores on his resume, Ryan likely could line up a few paid gigs teaching fellow teens they can do it too. “I actually haven’t thought about that,” he said.