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After Perfect SAT Score, Philly Senior Waits To Hear Back From College
MyFoxPhilly ^ | Dec 18, 2012

Posted on 12/21/2012 7:11:17 PM PST by nickcarraway

Winning the lottery, lightning striking twice, a perfect SAT score? This last rare occurrence was achieved by one Philadelphia senior who deserves some special recognition.

"I woke up and checked my score on my cell phone and I didn't believe it at first, so I kept refreshing the page and after five to 10 times refreshing I woke my parents up. ‘Mom, dad I got a perfect score!'" Cameron Clarke told FOX 29, remembering the day he found out he was notified of his perfect SAT score.

As we know, SAT's can feel like a make or break moment for students awaiting acceptance letters from colleges.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxphilly.com ...


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1 posted on 12/21/2012 7:11:27 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Because of that someone else will get the slot. They will take a low score and start adding in how disadvantaged they were and their ethnicity and whatever to get a perfect score plus several points.


2 posted on 12/21/2012 7:17:58 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

What are you talking about?


3 posted on 12/21/2012 7:23:31 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: SkyDancer

hope he doesnt turn out to be a mass murderer , they are saying all these prolific mass murderers lately have been geniuses


4 posted on 12/21/2012 7:26:15 PM PST by KTM rider ( , you'd be lucky to get= $7....LOL !)
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To: Hildy

What I’m saying is that some so-called disadvantaged minority will most likely get the spot instead of the person who scored a hundred on the SAT.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 7:34:49 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

He looks like a Brotha so that counts for something, right?


6 posted on 12/21/2012 7:36:44 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SkyDancer
He has it covered.


7 posted on 12/21/2012 7:37:32 PM PST by caveat emptor (Scripto ergo sum)
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To: caveat emptor

Black kid with perfect SATs.

He’s going to be very popular.


8 posted on 12/21/2012 7:40:25 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: KTM rider

Bull crap.

They are psychos.


9 posted on 12/21/2012 7:41:24 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: nickcarraway
Winning the lottery, lightning striking twice, a perfect SAT score?

A remarkably idiotic lede.

The first two are pure chance. The last is a combination of high basic ability and a great deal of hard work.

10 posted on 12/21/2012 7:42:16 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: caveat emptor

He sounds like a great kid. Wish more were like him. He strives for excellence in all parts of his life. A winner.


11 posted on 12/21/2012 7:42:41 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: SkyDancer

The best part is that you assumed he wasn’t already a minority........


12 posted on 12/21/2012 7:43:40 PM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: nickcarraway

Ten bucks says that he becomes a “personal injury” lawyer.


13 posted on 12/21/2012 7:44:12 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: SkyDancer

What I’m saying is that some so-called disadvantaged minority will most likely get the spot instead of the person who scored a hundred on the SAT
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He is a Black but with then name Cameron Clarke he better enclose his picture.

Sad part is some one will give him a nifty jacket or spiffy sneakers and one of the others will take them from him, more than likely using force.

Only way to keep them ‘all’ down is start at the top and whittle away so very few of the ‘gifted’ make it out.

Very sorrowful.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 7:45:12 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: nickcarraway

Depending on which source you believe, somewhere between 300 and 1000 kids a year score perfect SATs.


15 posted on 12/21/2012 7:45:12 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Gay State Conservative

Ill take that.


16 posted on 12/21/2012 7:45:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Wyatt's Torch

That I did. But what are the odds? I was being rhetorical. Maybe a bit sarcastic. Usually what happens is what I wrote.


17 posted on 12/21/2012 7:46:58 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: flaglady47
"I woke up and checked my score on my cell phone and I didn't believe it at first, so I kept refreshing the page and after five to 10 times refreshing I woke my parents up. ‘Mom, dad I got a perfect score!'"
18 posted on 12/21/2012 7:51:57 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Gay State Conservative; nickcarraway

Why would you assume something like that? The kid is clearly hard working, and an accomplished musician. Jealous? Did your kids not do quite so well?

I for one wish the kid the best of luck.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 8:01:43 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: flaglady47

He sounds like a great kid. Wish more were like him. He strives for excellence in all parts of his life. A winner.


Well said.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 8:02:23 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Sherman Logan

Obviously a “cornball” brother. He’s probably not “down for the cause”...


21 posted on 12/21/2012 8:18:13 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Tzar

I quite agree.

Which is why he’s going to be very popular. He can no doubt get a free ride at Harvard just for showing up.

Black students with academic potential are very much in demand. And he’s obviously got a lot of potential.


23 posted on 12/21/2012 8:28:16 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: nickcarraway

The student who conducted a tour of prospective students through my kid’s preferred university told us his scores, which were 100 points lower that my kid’s scores, but my kid was not admitted. My kid has blue eyes, blond hair, a Christian name and a Welsh surname. Our family has roots in the U.S. since before the Mayflower. The kid with the lower scores was from a foreign country. (And no, it was not Detroit.)


24 posted on 12/21/2012 8:34:28 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The only way to stop a man with a gun is with a gun. --Daniel Greenfield)
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To: nickcarraway

I have known several perfect scorers, strange breed.


25 posted on 12/21/2012 8:51:17 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Through the woods and over the cliff ....)
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To: nickcarraway

“Now, this scholar doesn’t just spend all of his time studying, “music is what takes up most of my time,” Cameron says. He is the principle cellist of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, and involved at school as the editor on the school newspaper, a writing advisor in the school’s writing center, senator in the student government, is involved in the math club, and in multiple honor societies.”

Great kid! Maybe he’ll be a role model. I wish him all the best.


26 posted on 12/21/2012 9:26:34 PM PST by aquila48
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To: Ezekiel

“Mom, dad I got a perfect score!’”

Point very well made. The kid had an in-house father. A major necessity in the success of any child throughout their young lives.


27 posted on 12/21/2012 10:16:09 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: aquila48
Great kid! Maybe he’ll be a role model. I wish him all the best.

Another role model like maybe Dr. Ben Carson. Hope he never falls into the Democrat Plantation's paradigm --

28 posted on 12/21/2012 10:26:29 PM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: Sherman Logan

Not really—the SAT isn’t what it used to be.


29 posted on 12/21/2012 10:41:33 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: xrmusn
Sad part is some one will give him a nifty jacket or spiffy sneakers and one of the others will take them from him, more than likely using force.

You do realize that this kid could probably have all the nifty jackets and spiffy sneakers that he want right?

This kid plays the Cello, not usually a instrument owned by the poverty stricken.

He is probably upper middle class at least.

Not all blacks are poor. And an intact black family is unlikely to be poor.

30 posted on 12/21/2012 10:43:12 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: flaglady47

Agreed—great, deserving kid.


31 posted on 12/21/2012 10:44:04 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: imardmd1

“Hope he never falls into the Democrat Plantation’s paradigm”

Like Dr Carson, I think he’s too smart for that.


32 posted on 12/21/2012 10:58:04 PM PST by aquila48
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

He is probably upper middle class at least.
Not all blacks are poor. And an intact black family is unlikely to be poor.
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I was afraid I was close to the ‘line’.
I was referring to a parent or relative doing something ‘extra’ nice for him - be it a jacket, sneakers or sports car as a ‘reward’ for all his hard work.

The emphasis I intended is one of the ‘disadvantaged’ will do him harm and I seriously doubt he has been anywhere near the crowd I am referring to but once he gets out in the ‘world’ things may change in a hurry.

Correct, he has probably not went to bed hungry unless he purposely skipped supper.


33 posted on 12/21/2012 11:30:18 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: aquila48
Like Dr Carson, I think he’s too smart for that.

Cuba Gooding Jr, who played Dr. Ben, did though. And I thought he was a good actor and pretty smart. But so many, like Samuel Jackson and Danny Glover and Laurence Fishburne (who seem to be otherwise fairly bright) have. Philadelphia, though, is right in the center of that "plantation."

34 posted on 12/22/2012 12:14:30 AM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: xrmusn
You have a point about how things will change once he gets into college.

BTW I looked up what school he attended. It is a private school and the tuition is just under $30,000 a year.

35 posted on 12/22/2012 12:45:03 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
And an intact black family is unlikely to be poor.

While no guarantee, I'd wager any intact family will do better economically than a fragmented counterpart.

36 posted on 12/22/2012 1:06:24 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Mike Darancette
I knew two of these Perfect Score kids. Both in my high school graduating class.
Brother and Sister. Twins. Blonde and pale complexion.
Damn close to, if not above 'Genius' level in the standardized testing of the late '60s.
Sort of social outcasts (kind if ostracized) but both were darn nice kids.
She, I heard, turned into a real beauty. Don't know about him; but I could imagine he never progressed beyond the 'pocket-protector' stage. But he was a good guy when I knew him.

Ya never know what happens to folks like this as they go through life.
37 posted on 12/22/2012 1:14:26 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: nickcarraway
I woke my parents up. ‘Mom, dad I got a perfect score!'"

This speaks volumes, and no further comment.

38 posted on 12/22/2012 1:44:30 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: nickcarraway
This school, Germantown Academy, is right up the street from my house. I've known several kids who've gone there over the years. Very expensive - I'm pretty sure the high school is like 30 grand.

I coached CYO basketball for many years. Most kids were from the parish school but occasionally there were kids from private or public school. I only ever coached one kid from GA. He was Black and his parents were loaded - they held the end of season party at their home. Parents were both physicians at Jefferson.

39 posted on 12/22/2012 3:06:15 AM PST by old and tired
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To: metmom; wintertime
This is not possible. He wasn't homeschooled even for a minute. Maybe just maybe it has to do with the fact that he came from a family that was intact. Might that have something to do with it? Naw that is to simple.
40 posted on 12/22/2012 4:36:56 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: verga

I politely request that for the remainder of this thread that you do not ping or post private mail to me. You have my permission to comment in any way you wish about my comments and use my name, but please do not ping or send private mail to me.

Very politely and respectfully,

Wintertime


41 posted on 12/22/2012 5:24:24 AM PST by wintertime
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To: old and tired
This young man did (andlikely had parents that were doing) IN THE HOME **everything** that children and parents who successfully homeschool do in their homes.

If “educators” were truly curious people and truly interested in educating children, they would be interviewing this young man and his parents to find out exactly what were the elements, IN THE HOME and at school that promoted his success. I doubt that will happen though since the entire purpose of education is providing jobs to the education-industrial complex and not in education children.

42 posted on 12/22/2012 5:39:30 AM PST by wintertime
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To: wintertime
Freepers, your predigests are showing. IF the kids picture had never been included, you would not known anything about him other than he is a smart kid who obviously had worked hard to get such an SAT score. Now all you have to do is pray he becomes a conservative and can avoid the brainwashing he will endure in college. I wish him good luck.
43 posted on 12/22/2012 6:06:33 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: KTM rider

Class warfare to be supplanted by ability warfare. John Galt will become Public Enemy Number One under this administration.


44 posted on 12/22/2012 6:11:35 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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