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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!



IMACS is designed to give children a competitive edge by teaching them how to think critically using logic and reasoning. Headquartered in Plantation, Florida, IMACS offers after-school and weekend classes for gifted and talented 1st-12th grade students in math enrichment, computer programming and virtual robotics, electronics, university-level mathematics, and university-level computer science. Classes are held at various locations throughout South Florida and at affiliate locations in North Carolina, St. Louis, and Connecticut. Secondary school students not able to attend a local teaching center may take foundational online courses through Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF) or university-level courses through eIMACS.

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