NH Boarding School Student Earns Perfect Score
Boe Vachiraprasith (New Hampton School ’11) correctly answered every question on this year’s American Invitational Math Examination. Approximately 10,000 sit for the AIME annually with fewer than two handfuls earning a perfect score in any year.
Of Vachiraprasith, New Hampton math department chair, Justin Freeman says:
“Boe is in a very select group of high school math students…It is hard to say just how good he is.”
Boe and fellow New Hampton students Justin Suh ’12 and Seung Wook Lee ’12 will now go on to compete in the USA Mathematical Olympiad on April 27 and 28. On each of the two days of the exam, the students will have four and a half hours to solve three problems (for a total of 9 hours and 6 problems). All solutions require complete proofs.
“I was very excited just to see so many students willing to give up their free time to enter a math contest…We have some extremely bright and talented students at New Hampton School. …I think that this success could really catalyze more interest in mathematics competition next year and I suspect that we will have more successes in the future,” Freeman says.