BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., August 08, 2013 – Detroit Country Day School (DCDS), an independent, non-denominational, college preparatory school, proudly announced today that four Upper School students, Elbert Han, Dimitri Nikolaidis, Katherine Young and Aaron Zeng, all received perfect ACT scores. DCDS Headmaster Glen Shilling made the announcement.
In the ACT’s most recently published statistics, the college admissions and placement test was taken by more than 1.6 million students, and only .04 percent of these students received a perfect score.
“We are incredibly proud of Elbert, Dimitri, Katherine and Aaron for this remarkable academic accomplishment,” said Shilling. “To have four students in one year achieve perfect scores on this national exam showcases the talent of these bright students and Detroit Country Day School’s commitment to excellence.”
Han, of Troy, Mich., has achieved summa cum laude scholastic honors for the past three years. He is also the first student in DCDS history to win a National Scholastic Art & Writing Award in the 3D Systems Award (Future New) Category for his watch design and renderings.
Nikolaidis, of West Bloomfield, Mich., is an active athlete. Nikolaidis joined the DCDS track and field team his freshman year and competes in both individual and relay races. He is also a member of the DCDS Robotics Club, where he serves as programming captain.
In addition to earning summa cum laude status, Young, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., serves on the school’s peer tutorial board, where she completed more than 40 hours of tutoring to help her fellow classmates achieve academic success. She also won the Southwest Michigan Brain Bee, which is a competition aimed at increasing public awareness about neuroscience.
Zeng, of Novi, Mich., serves as captain of the DCDS Computer Competitions Club, leading them to recognition at the state level. He also qualified as one of the top 10 students in the Michigan Math Prize Competition.
All four of the DCDS students will begin their senior year this coming September and are in the process of applying to colleges.
Detroit Country Day School offers students from preschool through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1,500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.dcds.edu.