Campbell County middle schooler in exclusive company with perfect score on ACT

05/28/2014 05:05 PM

Northern Kentucky 8th grade student Mitchell Turner is the first of his age in Campbell County to get a perfect score of 36 at such a young age and one of only a handful nationwide to accomplish that in recent years.

Turner, a Campbell County Middle School student, scored the perfect mark when he took the test to plan for scheduling his high school classes. Since 2010, only seven other 8th grade students in the nation have received the top score of 36 on the college readiness assessment.

“Before he went, we were joking after school and I said ‘you know, tomorrow is your ACT test. Wouldn’t it be something to be the first 8th grader in Campbell County to get a perfect score?’” Mitchell’s father Rick Turner said. “And sure enough, that is what happened.”

Mitchell Turner and his father credit part of his academic success to video games for developing some of his skills at an early age. Mitchell told Senior Reporter Don Weber he isn’t completely sure what he wants to do as a career but is interested in designing video games.

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