Greendale student receives perfect score on her ACTs

CREATED May 15, 2013

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GREENDALE - Every parent thinks their kid is perfect. But for one family from Greendale, it’s true! Their daughter earned a perfect score on her ACT.

Kirsten Brodie is a typical high schooler. She studies hard, is invovled in theater and the marching band, and has accomplished the nearly impossible by receiving a perfect score on her ACT. Less than one-tenth of one-percent of students can do that. Even she did a double take when she saw it online.

“I didn't really believe it at first and I had to kind of refresh the page a couple of times,” said Kirstan Brodie.

But wth a 4.0 GPA, Kirstan is no stranger to academic success.

“I really like reading a lot so I think English is probably my favorite, but as far as classes during the day, I definitely like art,” she said.

And yes, she’s good at that, too. But you’ll never catch Kirstan pushing for praise.

“This isn't the one thing I want to be remebered for," Kirstand said. "I want to make something of myself and go somewhere and be great.”

And this lover of learning hopes to make a career out of it.

“I'm thinking either a teacher like a school psychologist possibly," Kirstan said. "I really like working with people and probably high schoolers. I think I want to teach high school.”

For now, Kirstan is looking ahead to college. She’s thinking about a few on the East Coast and some in-state. But wherever she goes, it looks like this academic all star is bound to end up making a difference.

“I want to live my life having been remembered by someone and I want to leave the world a better place than I found it,” Kirstan added.

The high schooler credits her family and friends for encouraging her. She plans to spend her summer as a counselor at camp, and hopes it’s good practice for working with kids later in life.