|11/21/2012 2:51:00 PM|
Jesuit senior aces SAT
Catholic Sentinel photo by Ed Langlois
Sunjay Mouli and a North Portland student watch a rocket lift off during a tutoring session.
Sunjay Mouli, Jesuit High School senior, has gotten the top possible score on the SAT.
The Northwest Portland resident scored 2400. He's one of only 360 with a perfect score of the 1.6 million who took the college-entry exam.
Mouli said he spent a month preparing for the test and had taken it two times previously. In addition, he took an SAT prep course.
"Practice, practice, practice," he told the Oregonian. "The only way to get a good score on the SAT was familiarity with the test."
Mouli, who wants to be a neurosurgeon, excels at more than test-taking. He is one of the founders of a group of Jesuit students who teach low-income kids about science.
Last year, he told the Catholic Sentinel he is inspired by the young students' enthusiasm.
"I hope they have a love for science," Mouli said. "I think that will get them pretty far."
He's also an intern at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, where he is working on the sequencing of animal DNA and helping with research into macular degeneration.