Ocean Lakes senior pulls perfect score on ACT college admissions test

Ocean Lakes High School senior Nathan Luksik earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college admissions test. (Photo courtesy of Virginia Beach City Public Schools)
Ocean Lakes High School senior Nathan Luksik earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college admissions test. (Photo courtesy of Virginia Beach City Public Schools)

An Ocean Lakes High School senior has earned a perfect score on the ACT college admissions test.

Nathan Luksik, who took the ACT test in October, earned a composite score of 36, landing among the top one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the test across the nation, according to ACT.

The ACT test is used by all four-year universities to determine a student’s readiness for college. The test consists of sections in English, mathematics, reading and science that each earn a score between 1 and 36. A student’s composite score is the average of all four scores.

A current student in the Ocean Lakes High School Mathematics and Science Academy, Luksik hopes to double major in computer engineering and economics with a finance concentration. Luksik has submitted college applications to Duke, University of California-Berkley, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the University of Virginia.

In 2015, two other Virginia Beach public school students attained top scores on the ACT test. Nicolette Pember and Angela Tang-Tan were among the 2,235 students across the nation who earned a score of 36, out of 2.1 million seniors nationwide.

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