"It's just so rare. You have to have a really good day. One simple mistake can bring your score down."
16-year-old Knick Laux and Sylvania junior earned a perfect score on the ACT, improving on his previous score of 32... when he was in the 8th grade.
Laux likes to push himself in the classroom, so he set the goal of a perfect score and went to work.
"I got a practice book and i did as, many tests as i could. I like testing myself. I made sure I would take two sections a day, so the achievement part of it is really fun."
He would earn that perfect 36, and hopes it will help him get in to schools like MIT or Berkeley where he wants to study physics or engineering.
Knick also hopes to be valedictorian, but he's not willing to sacrifice his love for music to get it.
"Its a personal goal but since i am taking orchestra, it slightly reduces my GPA. But i think its more important to be consistent with that than go for the highest score. When you got that goal you start to focus, and you eventually reach what you are looking for and that's how I hope to go forward and I think people can use that to also succeed."