Wayzata H.S. Senior Earns Perfect SAT Score

The student spent a lot of time taking practice tests and taking a review class to prepare.

Wayzata High School senior Ziwei Zhang earned a perfect score on her December 2011 SAT exam.

Zhang said she enrolled in the Princeton review class for the SAT during the summer prior to her exam but said she didn’t find it as helpful as the college board practice tests she purchased. Zhang spent a lot of time taking the practice tests, often earning 2,300 on the practice tests as well as a couple perfect scores. She said her goal was to earn 2,300 or higher but she didn’t really expect a perfect score. 

During her senior year, Zhang is taking Advanced Placement (AP) chemistry, AP literature and she is in the Honors Mentor Connection program. She will be deciding on who she begins her research with at the University of Minnesota by November and she is leaning toward researching in the field of neuroscience.

Outside of academics, Zhang is in the National Honors Society, a member of LINK crew at WHS, participates in Future Problem Solvers, a member of the WHS Math Team, Knowledge Masters Open team, and the WHS speech team. She also competes in pole vault on the WHS track team. Zhang volunteers as a tutor with the Connect Program for elementary-age students in the district and last summer she traveled to China to volunteer as an English teacher. 

She said she is interested in attending college next year on the East coast but hasn’t narrowed down her top choices yet. She’s interested in an economics major but enjoys both the sciences and liberal arts. Her goal is to become a professor in whatever she decides for her major.

(Information provided by a Wayzata Public Schools press release.)


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