Young Latino with Perfect AP Computer Science Score Wants to Inspire Others

By Brian Latimer, NBC News

Harmony School of Innovation-Fort Worth, Texas senior, Miguel Padilla and his teacher Angela Garcia.

A Latino high school senior from Texas has achieved what very few people have done, and he’s really proud to be an example to his community.

Miguel Padilla is one of 10 people in the world who earned a perfect score on theAdvanced Placement Computer Science A exam. Advanced placement courses are rigorous college-level classes offered in high school. If a student does well on the test — the material is tough — they may be able to place out of some introductory courses in college. A total of 58,141 students took the exam.

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