Perfect pair: Twin sisters ace the ACT as freshmen
LOUISVILLE, KY (WSYX/WTTE) -- In a sibling rivalry where seemingly neither sister will be trumped by the other, two Kentucky teens got perfect scores on their ACT's as freshmen.
According to WAVE, twins Nell and Sophie Rydzewski each got the maximum 36 on the national standardized test in June that high school students take as a prerequisite for college admissions and scholarship applications.
"We jumped around the room a bit,” Nell told WAVE.
Of the roughly 2 million students who took the last school year, only 2,200 of them got a perfect score, according to ACT officials.
The rising sophomores credited the countless practice tests they took to prepare for the exam. Not surprisingly, the girl's said they don't plan on taking the test again.
"We want to dedicate ourselves to other things now that we've gotten the 36,” Sophie said. “I just want to see what I can do in life and I just want to measure myself in as many ways as possible so I have a true sense of what I can accomplish."
The duo also dapple in other things at school: both play tennis, while Nell plays piano and Sophie sings. While neither of those are what they want to pursue career-wise, they're both aiming for the top of their respective professions.
"I would be President and that Nell would be my Vice President and then Nell rebelled against the Vice President idea,” Sophie said. “So now it's President Sophie and Surgeon General."
The ACT said it's unknown how many freshmen have gotten perfect scores, because so few students take the test at that age.