FEATURED VIDEO: Son of immigrants achieves perfect scores in AP and ACT exams

Photo: Cedrick Argueta, screenshot from LA Times Video

Cedrick Argueta, a senior in a Los Angeles high school, is in the news for being one of 12 students worldwide to get a perfect score in the Advanced Placement Calculus, out of 302,531 students who took the exam. In addition, he also got perfect scores in his ACT college-entrance exams for the English and Math sections.

Screenshot 2016-01-29 10.00.07[LA Times Video] Meet the kid who got a perfect score on the AP Calculus exam

Read more about Cedrick Argueta:

[LA Times] Lincoln High School student gets perfect score on AP Calculus exam — 1 of 12 in the world to do so: “Cedrick is the son of Lilian and Marcos Argueta, both of whom came to the United States as young adults – she from the Philippines, he from El Salvador. Lilian, a licensed vocational nurse, works two jobs at nursing homes. Marcos is a maintenance worker at one of those nursing homes.”

[NBC News] Salvadoran-Filipino Student Scores Perfectly on AP Calculus Exam: “It feels kind of good to be in the spotlight for a little bit, but I want to give credit to everybody else that helped me along the way.”

[NPR] Immigrants’ Son Is 1 Of 12 Students Worldwide To Ace AP Calculus Exam: “Argueta hopes to attend Caltech to study engineering. His parents hope a scholarship will help make that possible. “I work two jobs … to get by,” his mother said. “So scholarship would really help us.”


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