Harding students accepted into Ivy League Schools
Faithanne Noyer, Copy Editor
May 24, 2012
Filed under News
Here at Harding, students strive to get into the best colleges, the best careers, and maintain the best lifestyle for themselves. Although it is hard to get into Ivy League colleges, a few students were lucky enough to do just that.
Gao Zong Vang, a soon to be graduate of Harding, is one of those people. Accepted at both Harvard and Stanford, Gao Zong had to make a tough choice; which one to reject.
Gao says it was a tough decision at first, but once she visited campuses, she knew which college was right for her. To Gao, Stanford had a friendlier, more relaxed atmosphere. She rejected Harvard because, although it had a beautiful campus, it felt too similar, and she wanted something different.
Getting accepted to Stanford set Gao’s spirits to the top. She plans to go to college for six to seven years for her Undergrad and Masters degrees for Chemical Engineering.
“it felt so good to know that all my hard work paid off,” said Gao. Gao was so excited, when she got the acceptance letter, she had almost cried. Stanford is her dream school, and she looks forward to going there.
Abdi Dirie, also graduating this year, was accepted to many schools. After eliminating a bunch of others, his choices came down to Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. Knowing that he wants to go to college for 4 years, for Computer Science, Abdi rejected both Harvard and Stanford, choosing MIT. Abdi chose MIT because it fit with him in terms of personality and atmosphere.
Applying for colleges was a scary process for Abdi, but he was confident about his applications. After getting accepted to some major schools, Abdi felt a wave of relief.
“I was really happy that I got over a big hurdle,” says Abdi.
With high hopes, and big dreams, these Harding seniors are ready to graduate and move on, starting their lives as college students.