A junior at Jesuit High School achieved a perfect 36 on the ACT college entrance exam this year.
Tulsee Doshi, an accomplished dancer, aced the exam despite spending only a few days preparing for the test. Less than one tenth of 1 percent score a 36 on the test.
"We had all these books coming out of our ears that her dad ordered and she hadn't even touched them," said Heena Doshi, Tulsee's mother.
At the time, Tulsee Doshi said her time was tied up with her high school courses.
"Because the ACT was three to four days after my last final, I only really used those three days after finals to study for the test," she said.
While she may not have been able to devote weeks of preparation to the exam, Doshi did use her time wisely. She also achieved perfect scores on math and chemistry SAT II exams.
"If you prepare and look over what the test is about and you try to find your weak spots before you walk into the testing situation, it makes it a lot easier," she said.
In addition to dancing, Doshi plays the piano and the guitar. She is also part of the mayor's youth advisory board.
"I try to make sure even though I have homework and school and academic commitment, there is enough time in my day to do dance and other extracurriculars I'm part of," she said.
As Doshi enters her senior year at Jesuit, her mother can't wait to see what's next.
"I'm excited because she's someone who can really make a difference, someone who is capable," she said.
The ACT exam, an alternative to the SAT, asks 75 English questions, 60 math questions, 40 reading questions and 40 science questions. The average score nationwide in 2009 was 21.1.