Next's ongoing search for the smartest kid in Colorado brought us to a group of students in Cherry Creek Schools.

Sixteen seniors in that district earned perfect ACT scores this year. That's a 36.

Less than one-tenth of one percent of all students who take the ACT actually earns a perfect score. So yeah, we're impressed.

Cherry Creek Schools says that more than 58,000 high school seniors in Colorado took the test this year. Only 62 of them statewide earned a 36. Sixty-two statewide, and a quarter of them are Cherry Creek students.

Ride that scholarship train!

We'll keep searching for the smartest kids in Colorado. If you have a candidate for us, get our attention by email or with #HeyNext.