Deer Creek sophomore notches perfect ACT score

14-year-old Deer Creek student Soorajnath Boominathan is the school's first in many years to achieve a 36 on the ACT exam.
BY STEVE GUST Published: February 9, 2013
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“I would like to study in either the science or math field,” he said.

He's already received interest and letters from colleges wanting him as a student.

He's studied at Deer Creek since sixth grade, when his family moved to the district from the Edmond School District. His father is an information technology specialist for Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Boominathan said he has been an avid reader since he was a small child.

“I don't have a photographic memory, but I do tend to see and remember a lot of what I've read,” he said.

He also plays piano and is a member of the academic team, National Honor Society and the robotics team.

He said the Deer Creek academic team won a regional competition recently and will be traveling to the National Science Bowl this April in Washington, D.C.

He is taking advanced placement classes at Deer Creek and most likely will take some college math classes in the future at the University of Central Oklahoma.

“I like math the best,” he said. “Unlike some subjects, there is only one answer to a problem.”

Because he takes so many AP classes, he has a weighted grade-point average of 4.44 and could be on his way to becoming a Deer Creek valedictorian in two years.

What would be his message for students?

“I would tell all high school students to take advantage of this experience,” he said. “You only get four years. Make the most of them.”