Bellaire Junior Aces the SAT Test

(News Release from HISD)

 

March 31, 2011 – On his very first attempt, Bellaire High School 11th Grader Daniel Yun earned a perfect score of 2400 on his SAT test. He got the top score of 800 in all three sections: mathematics, reading and writing. Yun said, “When I got the scores I thought that these must be the scores that are possible, but then I saw that they were my actual results. … I couldn’t believe it.”

Bellaire Principal Tim Salem said, “Daniel is a great student who really embraces the value of education. I am so pleased with his success and that of the other Bellaire students who have aced college entrance exams. It makes us all proud.”

Daniel takes International Baccalaureate (IB) Spanish and six other Advanced Placement (AP) and pre AP classes including Statistics, Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, English, U.S. History, and Computer Science.  He received a Scholastic Gold Key for writing this spring and a gold medal in the National Spanish exam. The 16-year-old is also a member of the Bellaire debate team. 

            Daniel’s good friend and fellow Bellaire student, Jeff Feng, got a perfect score on the ACT test last year. Another Bellaire student, Ruoxi Yu, got a perfect ACT score last summer. Daniel is the only Bellaire student to receive a perfect score so far this school year.

            This year for the first time, all HISD juniors will have the opportunity to take the SAT college entrance exam free of charge at their home campuses. HISD is only the third district in the country to do so. Typically, students have to register for the exam on their own and then take the SAT on a weekend at a specific testing site. The standard fee is $47. So far, 89 percent of HISD’s 11th graders have signed up to take the free exam. Each year 1.5 million students in the U.S. take the SAT test. Less than 300 of them earn a score of 2400.

 The Houston Independent School District is the largest school district in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States with 298 schools and more than 200,000 students. The 301-square-mile district is one of the largest employers in the Houston metropolitan area with nearly 30,000 employees.

For more information, visit the HISD Web site at www.houstonisd.org.

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