15-Year-Old Muslim Girl to Attend Harvard

So proud of Saheela Ibraheem, a 15 year-old senior at Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, has been admitted to 13 colleges and chose to attend Harvard this fall!

http://www.crescentpost.com/2011/05/nj-com-15-year-old-muslim-girl-to-attend-harvard/

"School officials were impressed Saheela, one of their top students, didn’t spend all her time studying.She’s learned and she’s very smart. But she keeps pushing herself," said William Jenkins, the Wardlaw-Hartridge School’s director of development. Saheela also excels outside the classroom. She is a three-sport athlete, playing outfield for the school’s softball team, defender on the soccer team, and swimming relays and 50-meter races for the swim team. She also sings alto in the school choir, plays trombone in the school band and serves as president of the school’s investment club, which teaches students about the stock market by investing in virtual stocks.
Saheela began applying to colleges last fall. Her applications included her grade point average (between a 96 and 97 on a 100-point scale) and her 2,340 SAT score (a perfect 800 on the math section, a 790 in writing and a 750 in reading)."