By Connor Sannito
Sara Pabich, a Sturgeon Bay High School senior, went to the Harvard pre-college program this July. The two week long camp at the Ivy League school offered campus life- staying in the actual dorms of Harvard students- and the rigors of the variety of offered courses- having three to four hours of homework every night after a three hour long daily lecture.
Pabich took the course AIDS, Earthquakes, and Ebola: The Fight to Save the World – ostensibly about global health. She received the college resources/access that a true Harvard student would have as she was among other bright young high school students – about 500 kids from across the country – who were also among the top of their class.
The application process itself was long. Pabich had to send in her transcript, get a recommendation from the school counselor, and she had to answer an array of essay questions.
Now that Pabich is home, she awaits a mailed letter determining if she passed or failed the camp. In addition, she will receive an evaluation from her professor discerning whether she met the requirements that a real graduate student would achieve.
Sara Pabich is in the top ten percent of her senior class at Sturgeon Bay high school with a 4.0 GPA. Along with taking various college level classes, she is also in National Honor’s Society and is a frequent volunteer.
After this advantageous experience at the Harvard pre-college program, Pabich feels like she learned a lot and she now hopes to pursue a humanitarian/global health base with her future.