We're proud to announce that Solebury School student Chris O'Brian '17 earned an 800 on the math portion of the SAT test. He's one of only 0.7% of high school students to achieve this score.
"I feel awesome about it," Chris told us. "I was definitely surprised when I got the scores back. I've always had a strong background in math, but never 800 strong," he laughed.
This year, Chris is taking our Math Seminar class with Director of Studies Rick Tony, as well as Multivariable Calculus with teacher Dave Merola. His advisor happens to be Math Department Chair Britta Milks, who he says played a role in getting his 800 score. "I really have to give credit to Britta... I get along great with her, and I'm sure she thought that I was always zoning out during Algebra II when I had her first, but I did learn a lot from her, and I find her way of teaching definitely aligns with my manner of learning."
This past summer, Chris interned for PPPL (Princeton Plasma Physics Lab), where he primarily worked on a project that involved replacing glove port covers on glove boxes in the Tritium area; Tritium was the fuel used on the labs' previous fusion project. Chris wrote the procedure for the operation.
In college next year, Chris plans to study engineering, probably mechanical.