2016-09-10 / The Bullhorn

RCS student accepted into Stan ford program

By Madison Fuller
Bullhorn Report er


Grace Hardy Grace Hardy Roxboro Community School (RCS) junior Grace Hardy was accepted into the Stanford High School Summer College program on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California.

The program is specifically for ambitious high school students from around the world. There are more than 145 courses in 30 departments on Stanford’s campus for students to engage in. Participating students must be between the ages of 16 and 19.

Hardy is a current member of the Advanced Placement Academy at RCS and said she strives to further her education in multiple ways. Hardy learned about the program through an invitation letter from Stanford and was eager to apply.

“Stanford University has been my dream college since middle school, so when I got the letter telling me to apply, I figured I might as well and see what happened,” said Hardy.

She applied for the program in late January and received an email in April telling her she had been accepted. She said she and her family were happily surprised when they found out about her acceptance.

The high school summer college is an eight-week program. Hardy arrived at the Stanford campus on June 14 and left on Aug. 12.

Students were able to travel within a 40-mile radius without supervision. Hardy visited the Stanford Mall, took the train to San Francisco, hung out at the local pool, and went to movies during her free time while in California.

“I think the program was beneficial and I learned so much, not only in the classes I took, but about being independent and alone in a new environment,” said Hardy. “I feel much more prepared for college now that I have experienced it. I would definitely recommend that others do something similar.”

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