Cedrick Argueta, the son of a Salvadoran maintenance worker father and a Filipino nurse mother, was one of only 12 students to achieve a perfect score in the Advanced Placement Calculus exam. More than 300,000 students took the exam last May.
Argueta, a student at Abraham Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, CA, thanked teachers, family, and friends for helping him with this awesome achievement. He plans to apply to the California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University and would eventually like to work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory after he graduates from high school.
The three-hour and 15-minute AP Calculus exam is made up of 60 multiple choice and free-response questions. In addition to his flawless AP Calculus exam, Argueta also earned perfect scores in the English and Math ACT college entrance exams.
In his spare time, Argueta volunteers at the Bonnie Brae Convalescent Hospital in Los Angeles, where both his parents work.