Baton Rouge High Junior Nets Perfect ACT, PSAT Scores
- February 8, 2012
High SAT Math and Highest Latin Advanced Placement Scores, too
Zoe Swarzenski has accomplished as a mid-year junior what most seniors never do – perfect scores on her ACT and PSAT tests, a 790 out of 800 on the SAT 2 Math test and the highest score possible on the Latin Advanced Placement test.
The Baton Rouge Magnet High School student currently is enrolled in Latin V Honors, English III Advanced Placement (AP), Logic, Chemistry II AP and Lab, Calculus AB AP and American History Honors. She is ranked seventh in her class with a cumulative grade point average of 4.64.
When Swarzenski took the ACT test for the first time ever this school year, she said she "was lucky enough to get a perfect score." About the same time, she took the PSAT and earned the top score of 240.
Last summer, Swarzenski spent a week at a Broadcast Journalism program for high school students at Georgetown University, and she has applied to a U.S. State Department-sponsored program to study abroad in Russia this summer. She also is applying for slots with summer programs at Stanford University and Brown University.
At school, Swarzenski is a member of the Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Youth and Government, Interact Club and Junior Classical League (JCL). She is an officer of JCL, and was elected to be a State Board member for the 2012 Model United Nations. In addition, she has been a member of the school swim team since freshman year and has played the violin since she was 6 years old, performing with the Louisiana Youth Orchestras since second grade.
Swarzenski is interested in a career in either journalism or international relations. Her top two choices for college are Georgetown University and the University of Chicago. She is the daughter of Yihong and Chris Swarzenski.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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