Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Peters Student Earns Perfect Scores on SAT, ACT

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Peters Student Earns Perfect Scores on SAT, ACT

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Shruthi Shivkumar, a junior at Peters Township High School, was surprised when she learned she had achieved perfect scores on both the SAT and ACT tests this year.

She also was something else."I was very pleased and surprised, but mostly extremely relieved," she said.

Shruthi, 16, scored a 36 on the ACT and a 2400 on the SAT.

"We have a few perfects on the ACT, but this is a rare double-dip," district spokesperson Shelly Belcher said.

Shruthi's favorite subjects include psychology, biology and chemistry.

"I enjoy science and writing and also love singing and being part of Indian classical dance and music," which she has been studying for eight years, she said.

Although she hasn't selected a college, she would like to major in a science such as neuroscience and minor in creative writing. …

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