High School student scores perfect ACT score

Science Academy of South Texas in Mercedes

High school senior Isaac Hanemann has no plans to follow in his father TMs footsteps to become an agribusiness consultant.

It TMs a lot of writing and writing; it TMs just not for me, he said.

Instead, he TMs a man of science.

Right now I really want to go into research for physics Hanemann said. I want to work in a laboratory and be a part of ground-breaking research.

He spends a lot of time studying to get into college to pursue his dreams.

He recently took the ACT and now stands out in class for more than his height.

I got a 36, he said.

A perfect score.

He is the second person at the Science Academy of South Texas in Mercedes to do it.

It TMs like winning the lottery to have a student like that in your class. He has the character traits as a student to do it, teacher Dale Coalson said.

About 1.69 million students took the ACT this year and only a handful got perfect scores.

Hanemann is one of 74 in the state of Texas on that list.

It was really surprising, but it felt great, he said. It TMs still sinking in.

He said his time at the Science Academy has prepared him for his educational success and looks forward to contributing to the science field.

In the meantime, he is still hitting the books hard to get ahead.