Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cameron Clarke Earns Perfect 2400 Score on SAT (Video)

Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Philadelphia's Cameron Clarke earned a perfect SAT score this year.

We have the distinct pleasure of watching more and more of our children become academic superstars daily.  The latest academic feat will is the most wonderful Christmas present parents could receive from their child.

Cameron Clarke is an African-American high school senior at Philadelphia’s Germantown Academy Upper School that he’s attended since pre-K.  This Christmas he, and his parents, are celebrating the news of a perfect score on his SAT, according to the Root and Fox 29 Philly.

“I woke up and checked my score on my cell phone and I didn’t believe it at first, so I kept refreshing the page and after five to 10 times refreshing I woke my parents up. ‘Mom, dad I got a perfect score!’ ” Cameron Clarke told FOX 29.

But it appears that Clarke is a diligent student and he knew the hard work that is required to pull off such an accomplishment because he is so disciplined and active in other programs in his school.  He admitted to Fox 29 that ”music is what takes up most of my time.”

Clarke is “the principle cellist of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, and involved at school as the editor on the school newspaper, a writing advisor in the school’s writing center, senator in the student government, is involved in the math club, and in multiple honor societies.”

He is a grand role model for young people everywhere.  His free time must be quite limited and obviously, that isn’t a bad thing.  Rich Schellas, head of Germantown Academy Upper School said:
“When you have the talent and work ethic Cameron has, it’s really kind of indisputable that a perfect day is going to come and he had a good day.”

Check out the report on this stellar student.  Congratulations Clarke family!
-J.C. Brooks


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