Local student's perfect score in AP Calculus BC leads to White House visit

By Jake Reiner - Reporter

HOUSTON - A Clear Lake High School student's perfect score in AP Calculus BC exam has earned him a trip to the White House.

Rahul Yesantharao scored a perfect scores on the PSAT and SAT last year.

Yesantharao said his biggest hobby is to never stop learning.

"I was just trying to do my best and it happened," said Yesantharao. "I usually do pretty well I guess."

Yesantharao also got a perfect score on the AP Calculus BC Exam.

"It's pretty hard to stay focused the whole time to make sure you don't make a mistake anywhere," said Yesantharao.

That focus on the calculus test made him one of 11 students to accomplish that feat worldwide, and with that he'll be making his second trip to the White House. The first time he went was when he won a robotics competition.

Yesantharao's in good company -- one his older sisters got a perfect score on the SAT last year and his oldest sister was perfect on her ACT. That makes his father pretty proud.

"The children need to be happy. I mean, the marks and all that are fine but at the end of the day they need to be happy," said Sai Yesentharao.

Sai Yesentharao said children are the world's best natural resource, and you can tell his son believes that too.

"In anything, there's like a lot more to learn and a lot more to explore," said Rahul Yesentharao.

Yesentharao said he owes a lot of his academic success to the teachers at Clear Lake High School. He says he wants to eventually work for a tech company in Silicon Valley.

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