As the mother of a daughter in high school, I am always telling her that Math is so important.  Reading about this student brightens my day.  Even a whiz kid has to study hard to learn all that knowledge and boy does it pay off when it comes to obtaining a free higher education.  I sense some pretty proud parents are still beaming at the accomplishment of their son.  Outstanding!

The son of a Salvadoran maintenance worker and a Filipina nurse got a perfect score on his Advanced Placement Calculus exam, one of only 12 (out of 302,531!) in the entire world to do so.

Cedrick Argueta, a 17-year-old senior who described himself as a quiet and humble guy, has become a celebrity at Abraham Lincoln High School, a school of a little over 1,000 students in the Latino neighborhood Lincoln Heights in Los Angeles, CA.  “It just sort of blew up,” Argueta told the Los Angeles Times, “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.” He took time to thank his teacher, friends and family for the great accomplishment.

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