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Mississippi sixth-grader scores 27 on ACT

Samson X Horne

You might just be on your way to do remarkable things if you start reading books as a toddler.

That’s exactly what sixth-grader Kristen Rhodes of Canton, Miss. did. And she’s continuing to show her academic prowess after scoring a 27 on the ACT.

According to prepscholar.com, in order to achieve a place in the 75th percentile, the student must score a 24. The highest possible score is a 36.

After the news broke, Kristen’s feat went viral.

Unimpressed, Kristen, 12, told WJTV-CBS in Jackson that she plans on taking the exam again to “aim higher.”

Kristen admitted to the station that there were a portion of questions that she did not know. But she knew she should attempt her best guess as time was running out, because “It’s better to have a 20% chance than no chance.”

Smarter than most teens already.

Kristen told the station that she plans on attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) after graduating from high school. She wants to work with computers, coding and programming.

Samson X Horne is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Samson at 412-320-7845, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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