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Son of Austin Peay IT manager gets perfect score on ACT

May 21, 2003

Adam Lander, a sophomore at Rossview High School and the son of John Lander, manager in the Office of Information Technology, was awarded a Point of Pride certificate by the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board for his perfect score on the ACT.

Young Lander and Rossview High senior Daniel Taylor are the only two students in Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in the last two decades to score 36 on the ACT.

About 1.1 million students took the ACT in 2002, and 2 percent or fewer earned scores ranging from 33 to 36.
May 21, 2003

Adam Lander, a sophomore at Rossview High School and the son of John Lander, manager in the Office of Information Technology, was awarded a Point of Pride certificate by the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board for his perfect score on the ACT.

Young Lander and Rossview High senior Daniel Taylor are the only two students in Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in the last two decades to score 36 on the ACT.

About 1.1 million students took the ACT in 2002, and 2 percent or fewer earned scores ranging from 33 to 36.

"I think Adam's always been interested in knowing what was going on," said Carolyn Lander, the young scholar's mom, in an article appearing in the May 15 edition of The Leaf Chronicle. "Adam has always been very disciplined on his own, and he's inquisitive. We have tried to nurture his natural abilities by providing opportunities, supporting his teachers and classes and buying requested math books over the years."

Lander said he didn't feel particularly challenged by the exam. He expects to have a tougher time with the Scholastic Aptitude Test when he takes it next year as a junior.