LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Who remembers the angst associated with taking college admissions standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT?

It's often a mystery on how to perform well on such a demanding test, especially when you consider the impact the results can have on one's future educational prospects.

If there is in fact a secret to success, three Louisville Collegiate School students have apparently cracked the code. The three students, Lucas Asher, John Steenrod and Coley Sullivan received perfect scores of 36 on the ACT.

Asher, Steenrod and Sullivan will be seniors at Louisville Collegiate beginning this fall.

"We are extremely proud of these students. These scores reflect the hard work that they have each put into their own learning and growth," said Jim McGuire, Director of College Counseling at Louisville Collegiate School. "While scoring a perfect score on the ACT is certainly an impressive achievement, it really only gives one a glimpse of what makes these individuals so special."

ACT officials say that on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of ACT test takers achieve perfect scores.  

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