Florida girl, 15, heading to MIT

4:47 AM, Apr 17, 2011   |    comments
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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Jennifer Tilton is not yet old enough to drive, but this fall she'll begin her first year at MIT.
The 15-year-old Jupiter girl is graduating as the valedictorian of Suncoast Community High School this spring, at an age when most kids are finishing their freshmen year.
Tilton achieved perfect scores on the math and physics SAT, and already has so many college credits that she would be a second-semester junior if she enrolled at the University of Florida this fall.
The teen acknowledges her situation is a bit unusual, but says she has no regrets about skipping grades and is a normal teenager - wearing flip flops to school and carrying an iPhone everywhere.
Oh yes, and coming up with an equation for the average value of happiness at lunch.

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