SCOTCH PLAINS – Rosa Cuppari, a senior at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, scored a perfect 800 on the Writing section of her college entrance SAT exam.
Cuppari, a Kenilworth resident, initially took the SAT to see how she would score without any preparation, realized what she needed to work on, and set to it. She independently worked through the College Board prep book and received math tutoring to boost that part of her testing.
Cuppari is confident that her Union Catholic education was a major contributing factor to her score. She says, “My junior year [English] teacher, Mr. Gottilla, especially refined my writing by teaching me precision, and also helped my reading comprehension in preparing for the AP exam.”
Cuppari, the vice president of Union Catholic’s Student Council, hopes to attend Yale University in the fall and double major in International Studies and Political Science. In ten years, she sees herself as a successful diplomat in a foreign country (she hopes Italy) or working with the Department of State. “Although I will still be young [in ten years], I may be an aspiring Secretary of State,” Cuppari notes.
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