By Jim Lambert
Union Catholic seniors Meilin An and Terry Lin achieved perfect scores on a portion of the SAT, and senior Bridget McDermott earned perfect scores on two sections of the ACT.
Lin, who lives in Berkeley Heights, and An, who lives in Rahway, both achieved perfect scores on the math section of the SAT.
McDermott, who lives in Westfield, earned perfect scores on both the English and reading portions of the ACT.
Lin has now achieved three perfect scores on the math portion of the SAT.
“Math is fun for me, I enjoy taking the math test,’’ said Lin, who plans to major in economics, finance or computer science in college. “Math is my passion. I love working with numbers. To get a perfect score is a great achievement that I’m very happy about.’’
McDermott said her scores improved compared to the first time she took the ACT because she was more prepared for working at a faster pace.
“My issue the first time I took it was timing,’’ said McDermott, who is considering majoring in political science or humanities. “You don’t have a lot of time to take the ACT, so I really focused on working faster and finishing, and that helped a lot. It’s very comforting to know I got scores like these. It makes the whole process a little easier.’’
An surprised herself with her perfect score.
“It was my first time taking the SAT and I was just trying to make sure I got it all done on time, so I was surprised that I scored as well as I did,’’ said An, who plans to major in education. “It’s a great feeling to do so well.’’