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EDMOND, Okla. - Getting a perfect score on the ACT is an amazing accomplishment, and an Edmond teenager is now one of the youngest students in the state to make that perfect score.

"It was at midnight. I stayed up to check the scores on my phone," said Omar Khan.

Omar Khan got a perfect score on the ACT college admissions test and he only just finished his freshman year at Deer Creek High School.

"I was sort of in awe. I mean, I thought I did well. I didn't think I was going to get a 36 at all," Khan said.

To put the achievement in perspective, just one-tenth of 1 percent of people who take the ACT nationally make a perfect score.

"Nationally, there were only 1,400 students out of 1.85 million who score a 36. And at the lower grades like 8th, 9th and 10th, it's even rarer than that," Katie Wacker, ACT spokesperson, said.

In fact, from September of 2014 to today, only 17 Oklahomans made a perfect score. Omar is the youngest.

Grade

Grad Yr

Test Date

High School

High School City

11

2016

1014

BARTLESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

BARTLESVILLE

11

2016

415

VERDIGRIS HIGH SCHOOL

CLAREMORE

12

2015

914

DEER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

EDMOND

11

2016

415

DEER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

EDMOND

9

2018

615

DEER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

EDMOND

12

2015

1014

ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL

ELGIN

11

2016

1214

JENKS HIGH SCHOOL

JENKS

11

2016

914

NORMAN NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

NORMAN

12

2015

1014

NORMAN NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

NORMAN

12

2015

1014

OKLAHOMA SCH OF SCI AND MATH

OKLAHOMA CITY

11

2016

615

OK SCH OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMAT

OKLAHOMA CITY

11

2016

615

OK SCH OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMAT

OKLAHOMA CITY

11

2016

415

STILLWATER HS

STILLWATER

12

2015

914

BISHOP KELLEY HIGH SCHOOL

TULSA

12

2015

1014

BOOKER T WASHINGTON HS

TULSA

11

2016

415

BOOKER T WASHINGTON HS

TULSA

11

2016

415

RIVERFIELD COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

TULSA

"If I could get it out-of-the-way now, that would be nice. I can focus on PSAT. Maybe could focus on National Merit, maybe focus on the college essays, college applications," Omar said.

He's not ready to make a career path quite yet, but it will likely deal with math and science.

"With Omar, it's hard to say because the things he's going to be don't exist yet," Stan Morin, a chemistry teacher at Deer Creek High School, said.

"I'd love to go to MIT. Maybe major in math, but that's also a long shot. They have a pretty low acceptance rate," Omar said.

He is a modest teen, a trait he got from his mother, who doesn't take credit for his academic success.

"To be frankly speaking, I didn't do anything. He's very gifted," Tas Khan, Omar’s mom, said.

Omar also took the test after his 8th grade year and scored a 33.

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