Mid-South student gets perfect scores on SAT and ACT - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mid-South student gets perfect scores on SAT and ACT

Richard Ouyang (Source: WMC Action News 5) Richard Ouyang (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A student at Memphis University School got perfect scores on his SAT and ACT tests.

Richard Ouyang of Collierville, Tennessee is excelling in the classroom.

He's a senior at MUS. He received acceptance letters from Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Vanderbilt, and Harvard. He decided to enroll at Harvard.

Ouyang was also named one of 141 Presidential Scholars. He'll visit Washington to accept the honor this summer.

Ouyang isn't just an academic. He plays piano, swims on the varsity team, and edits the school newspaper.

Less than one in every 1,000 people who take the ACT get a perfect score.

A perfect SAT score is even more rare: About 580 people get perfect SAT scores out of 1.67 million who take it.

Ouyang already has several hours of college credit. When he starts at Harvard, he may already be considered a sophomore.

"I got fives's--which is the highest score--on 11 different A.P. exams. As a result, I was named national A.P. scholar."

He credits his school and teachers for preparing him for his future.

Ouyang says he doesn't yet know what he'll major in at Harvard, but says he's grateful and humbled for all of his accomplishments.

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