Santa Ana High School Student Stephany Gutierrez Receives Four Ivy League College Acceptance Letters

Santa Ana High School Student Stephany Gutierrez Receives Four Ivy League College Acceptance Letters

Stephany Gutierrez, a local Orange County student, expressed her reaction to being accepted into not 3 but 4 prestigious Ivy League Colleges.

 

A senior attending Santa Ana High School, the oldest and largest high school in the district, Stephany is the daughter of undocumented immigrants. Recently, she got accepted into Dartmouth, Brown, as well as Columbia, but her greatest achievement of all was being accepted into Harvard University. 

 

 As stated in the NBC, Stephanie first found out that she got accepted into her dream schools when Santa Ana High School announced her achievement by stating: “Are you ready for this?! We are PROUD to announce our 3rd SAINT from this school year who has been accepted to HARVARD University!”.

 

In the video that Stephany later released on social media, her squeals of joy could be heard as she read her college list out loud to her proud parents. According to the MSN, she jumped up to hug and celebrate with her family after reading her college acceptance letters.

 

“There is no silver bullet when it comes to education,” assistant principal Jennifer Huynh of Santa Ana High School explained. “We believe that if students are given the opportunity to succeed they will pursue it. There is no limit to what they can achieve.”

 

After high school graduation, Stephany plans to study law at Harvard University with the full support of her family and close friends. She credits her parents when she states, “Their support in particular has been excellent, my father and mother have always told me that education is the way to get ahead.” As Msn puts it, Stephany’s accomplishment shows that no matter the difficult circumstances, it is possible to persevere.