It has been an incredible week for Cedrick Argueta of Los Angeles — first, he found out he earned a perfect score on the AP Calculus test, then he was personally invited by President Obama to the next White House Science Fair.
— CA Teachers Summit (@CATeacherSummit) January 28, 2016
The 17-year-old Lincoln High School senior correctly answered more than 60 multiple choice and free-response questions on the fundamental theories of calculus, and was one of just 12 students in the world — out of the 302,532 who took the test last May — to do so. Argueta didn't stop there — the Los Angeles Unified School District announced he also received perfect scores on the English and math sections of the ACT college-entrance exam. "All the credit can't come to me," he told NBC Los Angeles. "I have to give credit to all my classmates and my teachers."
Argueta — who also volunteers at the convalescent hospital where his parents work — plans to one day work as an engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, and is hoping to get accepted to Caltech. Catherine Garcia