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Local high school student achieves perfection on college entrance exam


Siddharth Bhumpelli photo courtesy of Unit 5
Siddharth Bhumpelli photo courtesy of Unit 5(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 11:55 PM CST
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NORMAL (25 NEWS) - A Normal Community High School student could not have done any better on his ACT college entrance exam.

On Unit 5′s Facebook page, the school district announced sophomore Siddharth Bhumpelli aced the test, earning the highest-possible score of 36.

Bhumpelli was one of just 4,055 high schoolers in the country who earned the top score out of almost 1.3 million who took the test.

“Amazing” and “awesome” were among the congratulatory responses on social media to Bhumpelli’s accomplishment.

Another commenter wrote, “I’m sure big things await you in the future.”

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