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IMACS Success Spotlight: Gabriel Zaragoza

IMACS graduate Gabriel Zaragoza

Gabriel began taking IMACS Math Enrichment as a third grader. He excelled in Electronics, Logic Puzzles and Computer Enrichment at IMACS Hi-Tech Summer Camp and went on to complete IMACS University Computer Science and AP Computer Science: Java Programming courses.

With a 5.5 GPA, 1550 on the SAT and 36 on the ACT, Gabriel graduated near the top of his class and was honored as a National Merit Finalist and National AP Scholar. He and his teammates dominated the 2019-20 VEX Robotics season, easily winning their third straight State Championship, qualifying for the 2020 World Championship, and receiving the VEX Robotics Excellence Award, which is the highest award presented in the competition.

Gabriel chose Carnegie Mellon University where he was accepted early decision into the School of Computer Science. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he plans to pursue a career in that field.

Here is what Gabriel said about how much deeper IMACS computer science is:

IMACS gave me a huge head start learning computer science in depth when other programs were shallow and rudimentary. Thanks to IMACS, I have a strong foundation that easily goes beyond any one programming language.

Congratulations, Gabriel!

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IMACS Staff

IMACS Live! is designed to give children a competitive edge by teaching them how to think critically using logic and reasoning. With over 25 years of experience, IMACS offers online after-school, weekend, homeschool, and summer classes for gifted and talented 1st-12th grade students in math enrichment, computer programming, logic puzzles, university-level mathematics, and university-level computer science. Highly experienced IMACS Live! instructors teach all courses via Zoom sessions. Secondary school students unable to attend using Zoom may be eligible for online self-paced courses through Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF) or university-level courses through eIMACS.