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Covington Latin Student Scores Perfect 36 on ACT

This story has been updated to correct the student's age. He is 14, not 15. RCN regrets the error.

A Covington Latin High School student scored a perfect 36 on the ACT.

Amit Adhikari, a 14-year old junior, is the second student at Covington Latin to score a perfect 36 this year.

“I was in shock and ecstatic because I had been working very hard to get this score," Adhikari said. "This was my third time taking it but the first time I did any preparation for the test.” 

In addition to his passion and aptitude for academics, Adhikari is involved with a number of Latin School’s extracurricular offerings, including debate team, Junior Classical League, and National Honor Society. He is also participates on the academic and soccer teams.

"Amit is a student of extreme focus and discipline. When he sets a goal, he does everything in his power to accomplish it," said Covington Latin School Headmaster Jason Huther. "Further, it is most impressive to witness Amit's high level of involvement and achievement in all kinds of activities. He's a student council leader, an athlete, a scholar, and a well-rounded young man. With the character Amit possesses, he has a bright future full of possibility.”  

-Staff report
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