National glory for top physics student
BRILLIANT King’s School Macclesfield Sixth Form student Dmitri Whitmore has scored a golden double with top medals in both the Mathematics and Physics Olympiads.
His latest success came in the Physics event when the 17-year-old straight A star student recorded the highest score ever produced by a King’s School student.
He has now been tipped as a potential, if not probable, pick for Team GB in the forthcoming global Physics tournament.
The King’s School’s Head of Physics Stephen Hartnett said: “In my 14 years at King’s, I have never seen such a high score. That put’s him in the top 50 in the UK and I expect him to sail through the next round and be in contention for a place in the national squad for the Physics Olympiad in Zürich, Switzerland and Liechtenstein held in July 2016.”
However, Dmitri who has been winning awards since he was a toddler in the King’s Infant and Junior Department still wants to pursue his first love of Pure Mathematics.
He said: “I have applied to St John’s College Cambridge and hope to study Mathematics. I enjoy working through a problem and finding a neat little trick to unlock the answer or when something new comes into the back of your mind that helps you solve the puzzle.”
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