In Muhlenberg County, two brothers have accomplished an academic feat seen only a few times across the nation, posting perfect scores on their ACT test.
On average, one tenth of one percent of students who take the exam earn a perfect score, and you can imagine how rare it is for siblings to do it in the same year.
For the Brown brothers, the sibling rivalry started at a young age.
"I saw my brother's walking, and then they were talking, and reading and I couldn't do those things yet, but I wanted to be able to do those things," Andrew Brown said.
A Muhlenberg County High School Sophomore, Andrew thought he had achieved the title of 'smartest brother' after scoring a perfect 36 on the ACT this past summer.
"I got it first and I was fully prepared to rub it in his face, and rub it in I did until of course he had to get it," Andrew said.
The ACT can be taken as many times as you want. Senior David Brown, who attends Gatton Academy, says he did great his previous three attempts, but didn't want to get beat by his younger brother.
"Yeah, when I saw he got it, I knew I had to do it," David explained. "I took it one more time and was like 'I got to at least match that' and I was quite surprised. I did not think I did that well."
On a test where the national average is about a 21, Principal Donna Bumps says word quickly spread around school about the brother's scores.
"for all of us it was just a, "They did what?' And then it was a wow moment to know that we were blessed to have two students and brothers at that to be able to accomplish such a feat," Bumps said.
Last year, over 1.6 million people took the exam, and only about 700 total scored a perfect 36. Along with teachers, and friends, both David and Andrew say there's two more people they have to recognize.
"I'm going to go ahead and thank mom and dad," David said. "Christmas is coming up and I feel like I should be the one to say it first."
David hopes to attend Princeton next Fall and eventually become a chemical engineer, while Andrew hopes to follow in his brothers footsteps and attend Gatton Academy.
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