This year, two Lindbergh High School students earned perfect scores of 36 on their ACTs--and one of them is only a freshman!
Senior Ben Ledeaux, 16, and freshman Rounak Bera, 13, belong to Lindbergh’s Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students (PEGS).
“I was hoping for a 35 but wasn’t sure I’d get it,” Ledeaux said. “I was surprised.”
Bera took the test primarily for practice. “For good practice, there is no substitute for the real test,” he said. “But I plan to take it again when I get older.”
Ledeaux plays synth in Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band and percussion in symphonic band, and is a member of Science Olympiad, National Honor Society and the LHS tennis team, according to the school district.
Bera plays cello in the orchestra at LHS. As a Sperreng Middle School student, he participated in the Science Olympiad and the International Science Bowl.
“These results are another piece of evidence showing that our students are well prepared for college when they graduate from LHS,” new Lindbergh High School Principal Andy Croley said in a news release.
“This is an amazing achievement and we are extremely proud of both of these young men."