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Flint Hill senior scores a perfect 1600 on SATs

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Stephen Kennedy, a senior at Flint Hill School in Oakton, recently learned he had received a perfect 1600 score on the SAT he took at the school in late August.

“I worked pretty hard to achieve a score that I wanted,” said Kennedy, who recently turned 18. “I’d taken it a few times before and had always been pretty strong in math. I really wanted to focus on English, writing and grammar.”

He was among only 500 of the 2 million students who took the SAT this year to notch a perfect score.

Kennedy, the youngest of Maureen and Edward Kennedy’s five children, said his family values education.

He joined Flint Hill School as a junior kindergartner and said teachers there challenge students’ thinking.

“Being able to go to a school like Flint Hill for the past 14 years has helped me a lot,” he said.

Kennedy plays basketball at the school and is heavily involved in community service. He is president of the school’s Honor Flight Club, which supports military veterans, and is an ambassador for the Young Men’s Service League, members of which perform service along with their mothers.

Kennedy still is deciding which college he would like to attend. As for his future, “I’m thinking of doing something business-related,” he said.

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