June 10, 2004
Sumner Arano, a talented 16-year-old Poly junior, recently earned a perfect 1600 score on the SAT and a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college entrance exam. Only 12 students in California have scored a perfect 36 this year.
The chance of scoring a perfect 1600 SAT and a perfect 36 ACT is approximately one or two in 100,000.
This year, Arano took three AP classes: calculus AB, European history and music theory. She has a 3.97 GPA (4.50 weighted for AP classes). She will be taking four AP classes next year: physics, chemistry, calculus BC and psychology.
Arano is considering attending Oberlin or Northwestern with a double major in medicine and music. She hopes to become a psychiatrist and a symphony bassoonist.
She is principal bassoonist in the Poly Symphonic Winds and Symphony Orchestra, a performer with the Colburn Orchestra de Camera for top young musicians in the Los Angeles area, a member of the Senza Corda Woodwind Quintet at Poly and plays bass clarinet in the Poly Marching Band. Next year she will play bassoon in the Poly Jazz Band. She also will perform a trio she recently composed for oboe, viola and bassoon.