Perfect on SAT: Starr’s Mill junior Mudrinich hits 2,400 in 2nd try

Starr’s Mill High School junior Shane Mudrinich is congratulated by school counselor Colleen Petty (left) and Fayette County Board of Education member Terri Smith at the school board meeting March 19 after he was recognized for scoring a perfect 2,400 on the SAT test. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is something that only a small number of students accomplish. And for his perfect score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Starr’s Mill High School junior Shane Mudrinich was recognized March 19 by the Fayette County Board of Education.

The perfect score of 2,400 came on his second attempt, said school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Mudrinich scored 2,300 the first time around.

“I was hoping to get a 2,350. I was incredibly surprised to see I had earned a perfect score. I could have never realistically expected getting it, so even now it doesn’t seem real,” Shane said.

Berry-Dreisbach said Mudrinich prepared for the test by taking SAT prep courses and using a variety of online resources. He also credits his teachers at Starr’s Mill.

“I know they helped me with the test. My English teachers improved my writing skills, my grammar, my vocabulary, etc. And my math teacher this year, Mr. Campbell, makes us do SAT math warm-ups everyday, and they’ve definitely helped,” Mudrinich said.

Mudrinich recommended that all students who plan to take the SAT do some sort of structured preparatory activity within their means.

“School prep classes, tutoring, or Internet sources are all good. There just needs to be some time devoted solely to SAT prep during the week,” he said. The junior did his SAT prep at Huntington Learning Center in Peachtree City.

Mudrinich said he will likely attend Georgia Tech with a probable major in biochemistry, though he is also considering other schools.

moelarrycurly's picture
Joined: 10/17/2010
Congratulations, Shane

now, will someone please take Shane out for a celebratory meal or three?

SAT does not also stand for starved and tall!

g8trgrl's picture
Joined: 10/31/2007

That was rude - the kid runs cross country

Davids mom
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Joined: 10/30/2005

Good, better, best
Never let it rest
Until your good is the better
And your better is the best!

What a role model! This advice was given to the youth in our family for generations. It is a realistic personal and individual goal setter. Congratulations Shane!