Tanay Neotia Earns a Perfect Score on the ACT

hlsd_sm_1908Highlands Latin School would like to congratulate junior Tanay Neotia for earning a perfect score of 36 on the ACT last December. Around one-tenth of one percent of students achieve a perfect score on test day. As part of the curriculum at Highlands Latin School, students take an SAT/ACT prep course that gives them the opportunity to take full-length practice tests.

“It’s hard work and dedication that pays off, and being committed to what you are doing,” Tanay said. In addition to the prep course, Tanay credited the rigorous curriculum at Highlands Latin School and the teachers who have mentored him with helping him succeed. “Tanay is a phenomenal student,” teacher Chrissy Bramer said. “He is cordial, respectful, and motivated, and he excels in everything he puts his mind to.”

Tanay, 16, is not only an excellent scholar, he is also active in the community. He is a member of Winner’s Circle Robo Jockeys, works at the YMCA, and assists with the Norton Elementary School Robotics Club. He enjoys playing the piano, tennis, and basketball as well as painting. Tanay even started a nonprofit called Giving Art. He attends art fairs and sells prints and cards made from his images, then donates the proceeds to local charities.

While he is excited about his perfect score on the ACT and appreciates the many congratulations, he does not want to let it define him. “Some people think standardized tests are the Holy Grail of education, but they’re not your whole identity,” he said. “Everyone has something that transcends the test. It doesn’t measure you as a person; it doesn’t define you.” Tanay is in the process of exploring colleges, and he intends to study mechanical engineering.


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