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Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:11 PM

10. Kentridge senior gets perfect score on AP calculus exam

Kentridge senior gets perfect score on AP calculus exam

Originally published February 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm | Updated February 8, 2016 at 10:09 am



Nick Porter, a Kentridge High School student, earned a perfect score on the AP Calculus AB exam. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

A Kentridge senior was one of only 12 students worldwide to receive a perfect score on the exam last May. Heís the second Kentridge student to do so in the past two years.

By Paige Cornwell
Seattle Times staff reporter

A Kentridge High School senior received a perfect score on the Advanced Placement calculus exam he took last year. What are the chances of that?

Well, Nick Porter was one of 12 students worldwide to earn all 108 points possible on the calculus AB exam, which covers whatís in a first-semester college class. About 302,530 students took the exam, which lasted 3 hours and 15 minutes.
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He hopes to major in computer science in college, and he has applied to the University of Washington, Stanford, MIT and Cal Tech. He hasnít heard from any of the universities yet but will be sending them notice about his recent achievement.

Porterís dad is an engineer and his mom is a paraeducator. His older brother and sister are both studying ó what else? ó math. He enjoys playing recreational soccer, basketball and baseball.
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Paige Cornwell: 206-464-2530 or pcornwell@seattletimes.com

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