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Meet the Centennial High School junior who aced the SAT
Meet the Centennial High School junior who aced the SAT

Ask Hong Hsu whether he’s proud that his daughter, Cecilia, was the only Howard County student this year to score a perfect 2,400 on the SAT, he’ll laugh and tell you: “It’s weird.” Weird, he explains, not because his daughter hasn’t worked hard for it. Over the years, the Centennial High School junior has earned accolades in everything from singing and history to calculus and poetry. What’s odd about her perfect score, Hsu explains, is that his only child grew up speaking not English but Chinese, the native language he and his wife still speak at home. “We are very strong in the math part,” says Hsu of himself and his wife, Liqun...

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