Virginia Beach students get perfect scores on these standardized tests

virginia beach city public schools system highest salariesVIRGINIA BEACH — Two students from Ocean Lakes High School, Cole Faggert and Noah Do, earned perfect scores on the SAT and ACT, respectively.

Less then 1 percent of approximately two million students who typically take each exam earn perfect score, according to the ACT and the College Board, the organizations that own the exams.

These two aren’t the first Virginia Beach City Public School students to earn perfect scores.

Since 2015 there have been three other students who have earned perfect ACT scores, bringing Virginia Beach’s total up to five students with perfect scores, XXXXXXX

Cole Faggert (Southside Daily Photo/Courtesy of Virginia Beach City Public Schools)

Faggert, a senior in the school’s Mathematics and Science Academy, earned a top score of 1,600 on the SAT by scoring 800 on each of the two sections tested: evidence-based reading and writing as well as mathematics, according to a news release from the district.

A track and cross country runner, Faggert is involved in numerous school clubs, including National Honor Society where he serves as the community service chairman.

He is also interested in science and has participated in numerous NASA summer programs where students study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

He hopes to work at NASA after college and has applied for early admissions to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to the news release.

Do, a junior who is also in the school’s Mathematics and Science Academy, achieved the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT, which tests students in English, mathematics, reading and science.

Noah Do (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Virginia Beach City Public schools)
Noah Do (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Virginia Beach City Public schools)

Each section is scored on a scale from 1-36 and a student’s composite score is the average of the four scores.

Do, too, is involved in numerous sports and clubs, including varsity tennis, Latin Honor Society and Future Health Professionals.

He can also solve a Rubik’s cube in seconds.

He is exploring his college options, but hopes to pursue a career in medicine.

To learn more about the standard for the SAT, click here.

For the ACT, click here.

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Melanie Occhiuzzo started her professional journalism career at Southside Daily in June of 2018. She has since become a storyteller for the local community with special interest in anything locally-owned or animal related. You can find her running between meetings, researching the latest dog story online or reporting on the local school systems.