Samuel Faucher, who graduated from Boise High School in the Spring of 2012, is one of only 12 students in the world to earn a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Microeconomics Exam.
Faucher, who is now a freshman at Yale, took the AP exam last May and earned 90 out of 90 points. Faucher was among 62,351 students worldwide who took the exam.
"We applaud Samuel for his hard work and congratulate him on this outstanding accomplishment," Boise High School Principal Amy Kohlmeier said in a prepared statement. "We also recognize Samuel's AP teacher, Doug StanWiens, for his ability to engage students and enable them to excel in a college-level course."
"Sam is an incredibly gifted student in many areas," said StanWiens. "Micro Economics can sometimes be quite challenging as a technical and difficult subject. However, Sam was able to quickly grasp the key concepts of the course."
Faucher answered every multiple-choice question correctly and he earned full points on each of the essays in the free response section.
Faucher said he was surprised to learn he earned a perfect score.
"It's definitely exciting, and I feel fortunate," said Faucher. "But it's important to keep in mind that the body of information I learned from all of my teachers and from my friends is far more than a few hours of work, and far more important as well."
Faucher is studying to become a chemist or environmental engineer.