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#1 Hum


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:50

 Vivek Jain woke up his 14-year-old son, Varun, one early morning in early July. "Varun, you got a perfect score on your SATs," the father said.

The sleepy teenager simply said "Wow," and fell back asleep.

"If anybody in the United States can get a perfect score in middle school, it has to be Varun," his father told ABC News.

In an indication of how rare it is to get a perfect 2400 score on the trio of tests that make up the SATs, only 360 students did it in 2012. More than 1.6 million students took the tests that year.

And those students were in high school. Jain, who will be a high school freshman this fall, was in eighth grade when he took the tests.

Jain did not stress over the test. His father reminded him the night before that he was to take the exam the following morning. Only then did he start preparing for the math, writing and critical thinking segments.

Just a few days before the SAT was administered, Jain took the AP Calculus BC exam, a course usually offered to the most mathematically advanced high school seniors. Jain took the course online in a month.

He is also the highest scoring point guard for his school. He plays the sitar and the violin. He has trophies for chess and debate. He won a scholarship from John's Hopkins University to take classes at a community college. He goes to the movies and plays video games with friends.

"I tell him, 'Varun, this is a gift for you,'" Vivek Jain said. "He realizes that because we have seen quite a few geniuses here and there, but they only have a gift for one thing. Varun has an ability that is so well rounded."

Varun Jain hopes to use his talent in the computer science field. His father says he wants to do "something technology related that improves peace in the world and makes everyone thrive."

He is expected to graduate early and then move on to one of his top choices for colleges, either Harvard or MIT.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:57

Good for him. SAT scores aren't everything, and they don't say much. One person got 1600 (back when it was on the 1600 scale) in my high school, and multiple people got 1500+. They switched to the 2400 scale the year after I graduated, but from what I heard, it is much easier...

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 13:59

Sounds like a good employee for Microsoft. ;)

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:26

That's amazing. A very rare thing.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:28

what a nerd