Golden Apple: Bemidji High School Junior Gets a Perfect SAT Score

Golden Apple: Bemidji High School Junior Gets a Perfect SAT Score


>>MAYBE THEY WILL DO THAT THIS TIME.>>THAT TIME IT WAS 2 NOTHING. THIS TIME IT IS 4. WHO KNOWS.>>THANKS, AJ.>>>OUT OF THE 1.7 MILLION STUDENTS WHO TAKE THE SAT TEST EVERY YEAR, ONLY ABOUT 300 STUDENTS RECEIVE A PERFECT SCORE. FOR THIS WEEK’S GOLDEN APPLE, REPORTER DESTINY WIGGINS SAT DOWN WITH A BEMIDJI HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WHO ATTENDS CLASSES AT BEMIDJI STATE AND RECENTLY COMPILED A PERFECT SAT SCORE.>>HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR KENNETH ANTTILA SPENT HIS LAST TWO MONTHS AT A DESK IN HIS BASEMENT WITH LAMP, TIMER AND A PIECE OF PAPER, THE PURPOSE, A PERFECT SAT SCORE.>>BEEN STUDYING FOR THE SAT IN ABOUT AUGUST, AND BEFORE THAT, I’D TAKEN THE ACT AND GOTTEN A 35 ON IT. SO I KIND OF PREPARED BUT I DECIDED TO CO STUDY FOR THE SAT AND P-SAT SO I STUDIED FOR BOTH OF THOSE AT THE SAME TIME. WHAT I WOULD DO IS I WOULD GO ON THE INTERNET AND BASICALLY GET ANY PRACTICE TESTS I COULD FIND, AND I WOULD JUST DRILL IT.>>ANTTILA STUDIED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO AN HOUR EVERY DAY TO PREPARE FOR THE TEST. HE ALSO WATCHED VIDEOS ON-LINE ON STRAT JIS FOR TEST TAKING — STRATEGIES FOR TEST TAKING AND SAID THE KEY POINT IS TO MAKE SURE YOU GO BACK AND CHECK YOUR WORK.>>I THINK THE BIG THING THAT HELPED ME IS YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY GOING TO BE ANXIOUS. YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE ADRENALINE FLOWING. SO I MEDITATED LIKE THE MORNING BEFORE AND I WAS LIKE MEDITATING RIGHT BEFORE THE TEST, AND I THINK THAT REALLY LIKE HELPED CALM ME AND LIKE SET ME IN MY ZONE WHERE I WAS ABLE TO FOCUS ON THE TEST AND I GOT A 1600.>>DURING HIS STUDY, ANTTILA HAS FOUND A NEW LOVE FOR READING AND HAS READ OVER 250 BOOKS. IN THE FUTURE, HE WANTS TO BECOME A PROFESSOR AND PLANS TO MAKE HIS MARK IN THE WORLD SOME DAY.>>MY GOAL IS A FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP. . THAT’S WHY I WANTED THE HIGH SAT SCORE BECAUSE I’M GOING TO BE APPLYING TO KIND OF HIGHER END PRIVATE COLLEGES, AND MY GOAL IS TO BASICALLY GET A FULL RIDE TO PAY FOR MY UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION.>>ONE PIECE OF ADVICE THAT HE WANTS THE FUTURE TEST TAKERS TO KNOW IS THAT IT TAKES PRACTICE AND CONSISTENCY.>>LIKE GET THE PRACTICE TESTS ON-LINE, JUST SEARCH SAT PRACTICE TESTS. THERE’S TEN OF THEM ON THE COLLEGE’S WEBSITE. PRINT THEM OFF AND JUST RUN THROUGH THEM. SET A TIMER, RIGHT NEXT TO YOU, TIME YOURSELF, SO IT’S LIKE THE REAL TEST AND WHEN YOU PUT YOURSELF IN THAT SITUATION, WHEN YOU PRACTICE, WHEN YOU COME INTO THAT SITUATION IN REAL LIFE, IT WILL FEEL LIKE THE SAME THING, AND THEN HOPEFULLY YOU WILL SUCCEED.>>TESTING A PERFECT SAT SCORE PUTS YOU AT THE TOP OF HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND CAN BE A BIG BOOST TO YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS. NOW ALL ANTTILA HAS TO DO IS WAIT TILL NEXT FALL TO START HIS OFFICIAL COLLEGE PROCESS AND PLANS TO TAKE NOTHING LESS THAN A FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP. REPORTING IN BEMIDJI, DESTINY WIGGINS, LAKELAND NEWS.>>WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR

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