Steven Cayea knows what perfection is and what it takes to achieve it. The St. Anthony’s High School junior recently scored a perfect score of 36 on the ACT and a near-perfect 1570 of 1600 on the SAT.
The Deer Park student has an eye firmly fixed on a career in the medical field.
He volunteers at Good Samaritan Hospital, where handles such tasks as taking patients’ blood pressure and pulse, and helping patients get comfortable by providing blankets and pillows as needed.
He spent six weeks last summer working with a Hofstra University professor on a biology project, and he’s hoping to earn his way into another program this summer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He has an unweighted GPA of 99.8 at St. Anthony’s, where he is a part of the school’s leadership board. He welcomes students new to the school, serves as vice president of the orchestra, plays baseball and participates iin winter track and field.
He has high aspirations for college, aiming for Cornell, Yale, Vanderbilt or Duke. But he appreciates his time at St. Anthony’s. “From the very first time, I could just tell I would love to spend four years here,” he said. “And after three years of being here, I know I was right.”