Fil-Am teen among 12 students in the world who aced AP Calculus exam with perfect score

  • A Filipino-American student aces a college-level, extremely difficult calculus exam with a perfect score
  • He is one of only 12 students in the world to do so
  • His Filipina mother says she has always been proud of her children and is overwhelmed by his son’s achievement

A Filipino-American student in Los Angeles, California aced the highly-difficult Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB examination with a perfect score and is one of only 12 students in the world to do so.

Cedrick Argueta,  a 17-year-old senior student at Abraham Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, is the son of a Filipina nurse and an El Salvadoran maintenance worker at a convalescent home.

He is one of the only 12 students who got a perfect score out of 302,531 who took  the college-level exam last year.

His mother, Lilian, works two jobs at the nursing home. She told the Los Angeles Timesin an interview she had no idea about the magnitude of her son’s accomplishment until the media took notice and started calling in.

Proud of her children

Mrs. Argueta said she has always been proud of her children and reminds Cedrick and his sister to ‘read’ all the time and complete their homeworks.

“I’m just thankful. God gave me two perfect kids,” the mother said.

Cedrick’s father, Marcos, is an immigrant from El Salvador who, unlike his kids, never got the chance to go to high school.

The Filipino-American student, who described himself as a quiet, humble guy, has since become a sort of a celebrity at school; thanks to the media attention over the past few days. (Click here to read more)

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