Marquette student Amanda Mittanck is in rare company.
In the spring, Mittanck learned she got a perfect score on the ACT test. Last month, she learned she also got a perfect score on the SAT.
"I've always been good at testing," said Mittanck, "but I certainly never expected to get perfect scores. It's very cool. I was very excited. I took a PSAT prep course here at Marquette the summer before my junior year. I also found study materials online, and did practice questions and practice tests."
Now, Mittanck finds her success is a popular topic in the hallways of Marquette.
"I hear a lot from my teachers and administrators and my peers," she said. "They're very proud of me, and I appreciate that."
Marquette Principal Dr. Greg Mathison said Mittanck is deserving of this honor.
"It is rare to have a student score a perfect 1600 on the SAT but the fact that she also scored a 36 on the ACT last year is remarkable," said Mathison. "Amanda's success will not end at MHS, as I'm sure there are many great things she will do in the future."
Amanda's mother, Cindy, said, "We admire Amanda for her intellect and for the effort she puts into studying all kinds of topics. She dives in deep and engages herself completely. Overall, we are all just enjoying this moment and looking forward to what her future brings."
And what does the future hold for Amanda?
"I have always been interested in hard sciences and engineering," she said. "Chemistry has been one of my favorite subjects, so I was looking into chemistry and chemical engineering. In visiting schools and talking to people and looking at majors, I think materials engineering is more what I'm interested in."