It gives me immense pleasure to endorse this letter of
recommendation in favor of the truly outstanding Vaibhav Anand. He had been in
this school since its inception. In my decade counseling students, it is very
rare to encounter an individual with as much self-awareness and compassion as
Vaibhav. I must confess that he has never ceased to impress. His resilience,
spirit, and optimism are chiefly striking given the unusual heart-rending
circumstances he has overcome in his life. Bearing in mind the profundity of
his experiences and his sophisticated perception of life, Vaibhav possesses an
extraordinary maturity beyond his eighteen years.
Vaibhav has endured significant tragedies in his life. At a
very young age (eleven years old) he lost his mother due to meningitis but still
he performed exceptionally well in his studies in subsequent classes and
exhibited a profound interest in science, computers and technology; he would
develop virtual machines, code programs in C++, invent scientific operational
models and take pleasure in solving mathematics.
As a Science stream student, he is meticulous when performing
experiments and works patiently to complete experiments successfully. Vaibhav
is a self-directed, dedicated, student of high intelligence who can grasp
difficult concepts, think independently and handle the rigor of a competitive
environment. He exhibits the qualities of a leader. He showed us that achieving
good grades was not that hard task for him and he has been awarded the Scholar
badges for his academic excellence constantly since the sixth-grade. In
addition, he has also been an active competitor in various Science and
Mathematics Olympiads since sixth-grade. He had always represented our school
in multiple Scientific exhibitions with his innovative research experiments. He
was the topper in the eleventh-grade in the subject Mathematics.
However, during high school leaving / final exams
(twelfth-grade), Vaibhav’s father had committed suicide, which had affected
Vaibhav’s final twelfth-grade exams significantly. I strongly believe that the
grades earned by him in his final twelfth-grade exams do not evince his true
potential. His twelfth-grade middle term grades reflect a better perception of
his actual and true intellectual capabilities.
Throughout these unstable and uncertain times, Vaibhav diligently
devoted himself to his education while balancing to manage his distressed home
situation, which essentially required Vaibhav to take a gap year (after
graduating from high school in May 2017) to look after his younger brother. He
has shouldered the responsibility for his younger brother along with managing
other essential household responsibilities simultaneously.
After keeping all that in mind, I believe Vaibhav is an
industrious young man with great fortitude to withstand such life challenging
situations. Based on the incredible resilience and infectious enthusiasm
Vaibhav has shown throughout the setbacks in his life, I have no doubt that he
will not only continue to deal with any obstacle that comes in his path but
also will thrive with great strength, grace, and an optimistic outlook. He will
definitely be a valuable addition to your program. If I can further assist, please
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