Anthem teen closing door on high school
The Arizona Republic | May 12, 2011 | By Betty Reid
It took friends to open doors for Austin Cuaderno.
The 18-year-old Boulder Creek High School senior, who is in a wheelchair because of spinal muscular atrophy, is one of 505 students receiving a high school diplomas on May 26. When the teenager closes the door on high school, he will wheel away with a weighted grade-point average of about 3.4, earned from honors classes such as physics and math.
The shy, friendly teenager credits his achievement to friends.
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