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Are You Smarter Than This 12-Year-Old? Probably Not

By Samantha Abernethy in News on May 7, 2012 3:00PM

A suburban Chicago 12-year-old attained a perfect math score on the SAT. How? Oh, he just "looked at a math book." Buffalo Grove sixth-grader Joshua Yoon excelled on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, so he took the SAT with high school students.

The Daily Herald writes:

“I kind of want to be a doctor like my dad,” foot and ankle specialist Hong Yoon, he said.

Joshua, a straight-A student, said he “kind of” expected the score. He studied for the test by “looking at a math book.”

When asked how he did on the other parts of the test, he said, “OK.”

Perfect SAT scores are rare, but Joshua isn't the first 12-year-old to rock a perfect math score. In 1999 an Oregon girl became the first 12-year-old to score a perfect 1600 on the SATs. A perfect test score now would be 2400 with the 2005 addition a writing section.

Does anyone else really want to watch an episode of Doogie Howser, M.D. right now?