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Fort Worth Student One of 10 in the World to Ace AP Computer Science Exam

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    Fort Worth Student One of 10 in the World to Ace AP Computer Science Exam
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    A Fort Worth high school senior is one of ten students in the world to make a perfect score on a very difficult exam.

    Miguel Padilla, a senior at the Harmony School of Innovation in Fort Worth, aced his AP Computer Science test along with only nine others in the world.

    Padilla said in a press release that he credits his success to his computer science teacher Angela Garcia. He framed a copy of his perfect score and gave it to Garcia as a gift to thank her for challenging him.

    “I couldn’t let you down, not even one point,” Padilla wrote on his results letter to Garcia.

    The AP, or Advanced Placement tests, allow high school students to earn college credit if they make a certain score. They’re administered by College Board, a non-profit educational institute, the press release said.

    Padilla, who’s been attending Harmony since fourth grade, said he always had an interest in computer science. He said his goal is to attend the Massachusettes Institute of Technology and one day work for Google.

    Nearly 60,000 students took the test worldwide, but only 10 aced the exam.

    “I am just so proud and thrilled for him,” Garcia said.