San Bernardino high schooler headed to Harvard after acceptance to dozens of universities

San Bernardino high schooler headed to Harvard after getting into more than 30 schools 03:23

As thousands of high schoolers prepare to graduate and move on to college, one San Bernardino student has made her dream come true after accepting an offer to one of the nation’s most prestigious universities.

Silvana Vazquez, currently a senior at San Gorgonio High School, was accepted to more than 30 different schools before she was accepted to Harvard University.

Despite all of her hard work over the last four years, she’s still shocked that she beat the odds in the extremely competitive admissions process.

“I at first though it was such a long shot, but the first one for me was Harvard,” Vazquez said. “That has been my dream school for seven years — since fifth grade — I just knew I had to put that on the top of my list.”

That list was quite lengthy, as she applied to 41 schools overall and was accepted to 32. Some other options included the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Notre Dame and UCLA.

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