- A young lady has been accepted to study at one of the best universities in the world
- Lara van Rooyen, Curro Holdings' IEB top academic achiever of 2018, has been accepted to Harvard University
- Van Rooyen hopes to major in Biology or Biochemistry at the Ivy League American university
Lara van Rooyen, who hails from George, has been accepted to study at one of America's Ivy League universities. The top learner was chosen by Harvard to study there in its next academic year.
According to Good Things Guy, van Rooyen had her pick at several top US higher education institutions but she said it was a no-brainer when she got accepted to Harvard - one of the world's top three universities.
Briefly.co.za learned van Rooyen said it was a tough road to get into Harvard. She added she did not think she had a chance.
“Realistically, I didn’t think there was a chance at all that I would get accepted,” Van Rooyen said.
Van Rooyen completed an application and then she had to sit through a three-hour-long interview in Cape Town.
At the beginning of April, the young woman found out she had been accepted - which she said was 'crazy but a blessing'.
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"Just because you come from a small town or go to a small school, it does not mean your dreams need to be small. As long as you put the effort in, and do the planning, you can make it happen."
From August, van Rooyen hopes to major in Biology or Biochemistry. Thereafter the inspirational young woman would either opt for medical school or pursue a career as a research scientist.
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