ADM High School Junior Patrick Lee received a distinctive honor this past month when he found out from his high school counselor that he is among the less than one percent of 1.5 million students across the country who earned a perfect PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) score.

The PSAT exam is taken nationally by sophomores and juniors to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Freshmen may also take the exam but are not eligible for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The average PSAT score in the State of Iowa is 1076, with a national average of 977.

Patrick scored a 1520 (the highest possible score) on his PSAT exam. The test consists of two sections: math, and reading/writing. Scores range from 320 to 1520 and are on the same score scale as the SAT. There are 98 questions/tasks on the exam, and Patrick got every single question correct.

Patrick is a well-rounded student who participates in Band, Cross-Country and more here at ADM. Our teachers are so proud of Patrick and this huge accomplishment.

Mr. Braun has been working with and supporting Patrick for the past 3 years in the ADM High School Band where Patrick plays the flute. Mr. Braun said, “I think Patrick’s score is amazing. He has a great work ethic and is self-motivated. What an awesome accomplishment. Way to go Patrick!”

Mrs. Garcia said that Patrick is “an exceptional student and scientist – he quickly grasps difficult concepts and excels in Accelerated Chemistry. I look forward to seeing all he will accomplish!”

We are all so incredibly proud of Patrick and we cannot wait to see where his path takes him!