By Karen Billing
At the Oct. 11 meeting, the Rancho Santa Fe School District honored 42 students who achieved perfect scores on their STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) tests. Superintendent Lindy Delaney attributes the students’ achievement to “big brain syndrome.”
“Most importantly, you gave it your best shot,” Delaney said to the perfect scorers. “You have the gift of intelligence and you used it to the best of your ability,”
Only four students achieved a perfect score on the English Language Arts (ELA) test: Zachary Kindel, Ella Fox, Shannon Buss and Kirk Butler. One student, Stephen Marren, achieved a perfect score on both the ELA and the math test. Jane Mezzino was the only student to score perfect on both the science and history tests.
STAR Math perfect scores went to: Malcolm McDonough, Pierce Rosenblatt, Michael Chang, Matthew Fromm, Richard Gomez, Dax Kay, Delaney Lee-Bellows, Tessa Maud, Ella Sobhani, Thomas Witmeyer, Wasay Zaman, Morgan Kiernan, Hannah Loly, Lucas Luwa, David Maldonado, Daniel Carr, Ryan Curcio, Sheila Kaiser, Alex Lillian, Gabrielle Nguyen, Elyse Rosenblatt, Natalie Slosar, Rachel Waite, Brandon Fitzpatrick, Breana Nguyen, Gabriella Patino, Lauren Flaming and Tiffany Zhang,
Perfect scores on the STAR Science test included: James Adelhelm, Jack Claxton, Jack Creede, Emily Graham, Nadine Kadri, Romteen Sedighi and Hannah Williams.