17+17=36: Twins ace the ACT

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Twins Rob and Jake Tauscher are clearly not identical. Jake is 6 feet tall, Rob 6 foot 6. Rob looks for health food while Jake eats gummy bears; Rob likes blue and Jake prefers yellow.
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Since: Sep 07

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#1
Oct 1, 2008
 
This is so cool. These parents must be so proud!
Beth

Springfield, IL

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#2
Oct 1, 2008
 
Great job guys!! Congrats to the parents as well for raising such intelligent human beings!
Paul PR

Evanston, IL

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#3
Oct 1, 2008
 
That is excellent! Good job guys and good job Mom and Dad!
WOW

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Oct 1, 2008
 
Thanks for raising the IL average up :)
Let me see- 12 years ago when I took the test twice I think I got a 27 or 28. That was from going to a private school.
Florida Jim

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#5
Oct 1, 2008
 
Congratulations to the two young men and their parents. I wonder if they were "home-schooled"? If they did well despite the government schools it is a truly unexpected achievement because those schools are geared to the slow, below norm students and high-achievers have to overcome the bias in public teaching.
Grace

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#6
Oct 1, 2008
 
Florida Jim wrote:
Congratulations to the two young men and their parents. I wonder if they were "home-schooled"? If they did well despite the government schools it is a truly unexpected achievement because those schools are geared to the slow, below norm students and high-achievers have to overcome the bias in public teaching.
Apparently, you went to one of those "government schools" because you can't read the article that tells you they are Seniors at Geneva High School.
steve hawkins

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#7
Oct 1, 2008
 
congratulations! both the young men and parents should be very proud.
Ahzroc

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Oct 1, 2008
 
Florida Jim wrote:
Congratulations to the two young men and their parents. I wonder if they were "home-schooled"? If they did well despite the government schools it is a truly unexpected achievement because those schools are geared to the slow, below norm students and high-achievers have to overcome the bias in public teaching.
Additionally Wrong ...
Schools like New Trier, for example, are EXCELLENT for the High Achiever, and ALSO for the Special needs student. Sometimes , the 'middle of the road' student there will find their road the most challenging.
mbmom

Homer Glen, IL

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#10
Oct 1, 2008
 
Since "Rob likes blue and Jake prefers yellow," the college choice is obvious. Michigan.
Jeff from Crook County

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#11
Oct 1, 2008
 
Outstanding. I knew I should have been doing something positive with my m&m's instead of eating them. Great job.
Dave DeVol

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#13
Oct 3, 2008
 
I would like to add my congratulations to Jake and Rob for a job well done. My sons, Brian and Ross, were the other twins that got a perfect score on the ACT. They attended public school. Their mom and I weren't harsh task masters. They got their scores with the help of a great education system and their own hard work. Again - GREAT job!
Georgia Tauscher

West Chicago, IL

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#15
Oct 7, 2008
 
A big thank you to Dave and everyone who took the time to write a note.Congratulations also to Brian & Ross. Rob and Jake, too, benefitted from a great school district and hard work. As for U of Michigan- it's one of their top choices!! Who knows?!

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