Saint Paul’s junior achieves perfect score on ACT

Saint Paul’s junior achieves perfect score on ACT


NEW THIS MORNING. PERFECTION, THAT IS WHAT ABOUT
2000 HIGH SCHOOLERS ACHIEVE
EVERY YEAR. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A 36, A
PERFECT SCORE ON THE A.C.T. CHARLES: IT IS AMAZING. AND THIS YEAR, ONE SAINT PAULS
JUNIOR WAS AMONG THAT NUMBER. WDSU’S MICHAEL VINSANAU
INTRODUCES US TO JACKSON GOLD,
WHO NEVER SAW THIS PERFECT SCORE
COMING. MICHAEL: WINNING THE LOTTERY, OR
GETTING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ARE
CONSIDERED TO BE SOME OF THE
MOST UNCOMMON RARITIES IN LIFE. GETTING A PERFECT SCORE ON T
A.C.T. IS AMONG THOSE AS WELL. FOR ONE SAINT PAUL’S HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENT, THAT CONCERN WILL NEVER
CROSS HIS MIND AGAIN. MICHAEL: DO YOU PLAN ON TAKING
IT AGAIN?>>NO. I’M OK. MICHAEL: JACKSON GOLD WOKE UP
ONE DECEMBER SATURDAY MORNING,
THINKING THE SAME WAY ANY HIGH
SCHOOLER WOULD.>>I HAVE TO WAKE UP SO EARLY
AND TAKE A TEST. MICHAEL: IF HE WASN’T ELATED
THEN, THE NEWS A FEW WEEKS LATER
SENT HIM OVER THE MOON.>>I LEFT THINKING I WOULD GET
MAYBE A 34 AT THE BEST, SO WHEN
I SAW THE 306I SAT THERE FOR A
SECOND. I STARTED WALKING AROUND AND I
THOUGHT, OH MY GOD, THIS IS
CRAZY. MICHAEL: AND THE WORD OF HIS
INCREDIBLE ACHEIVEMENT QUICKLY
SPREAD THROUGH HIS HOME, AND
ACROSS CAMPUS.>>I WAS EXCITED. I GOT A FEW CONGRATS EMAILS FROM
OTHER TEACHERS. I AM THINKING, I DID NOT DO
ANYTHING. THIS KID DID IT ALL ON HIS OWN. MICHAEL: SUSAN JORDAN IS
TEACHING JACKSON MATH FOR THE
SECOND TIME IN HIS HIGH SCHOOL
CAREER. SHE KNOWS WHAT IT TAKES TO
ACCOMPLISH A PERFECT SCORE.>>BECAUSE ONE QUESTION CAN
KNOCK YOU OFF A 36, A COUPLE
QUESTIONS CAN KNOCK YOU OFF. MICHAEL: BUT KNEW THE JUNIOR HAD
IT IN HIM.>>PUT YOUR PENCIL DOWN AND LOOK
UP. MICHAEL: WE DIDN’T TAKE JACKSON
AWAY FROM HIS STUDIES FOR THIS
STORY. HIS CLASSMATES WERE PRACTICING
STANDARDIZED TEST-TAKING. SOMETHING ELSE HE WON’T BE
WORRYING ABOUT ANY TIME SOON. FOR NOW, HE HAS HIS EYES SET ON
A GOAL OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM.>>STATE CHAMP FOR LACROSS WOULD
BE NICE, SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET
THIS THIS YEAR. MICHAEL: HIS ODDS ARE A LITTLE
BIT BETTER IN THAT SITUATION. BUT THEN AGAIN, WE ARE TALKING
ABOUT THE HIGH SCHOOLER THAT
SCORED IN THE

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