State Board Recognizes Students Who Earned Perfect Scores On SAT

Posted: December 17, 2004
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Board of Education congratulated two students who have made the grade on college entrance exams. Stephen Mapes, a senior at Ravenswood High School in Jackson County, and Brandon Hensley, a junior at Cabell Midland in Cabell County, achieved perfect scores of 1600 on the SAT college entrance exam.  

Brandon Hensley
Brandon Hensley
 

Stephen Mapes
Stephen Mapes
 

The State Board invited the two students to its monthly meeting so it could extend its congratulations and to wish them both continued success in college and in their chosen careers.  

“Stephen and Brandon are shining examples of the education system we have in West Virginia,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. “The doors that will open to these gentleman will certainly offer both of them a bright future.”  

Both students learned last month of their accomplishment when the College Board, which administers the SAT, notified them. The SAT is a three-hour test that measures the verbal and mathematical reasoning skills that students need to perform college-level work. About 2 million students take it every year, with the average score being 500 on each portion of the test.  

Statistics show that only one in 10,000 students who take the SAT achieve a perfect score.  

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