Valley Vista Student Accepted to MIT
Andrea Cosio, a Valley Vista High School student, has been accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and received a $30,000 grant.
Andrea learned she was accepted to the prestigious school back in March. Her extensive list of academic and extracurricular achievements include a 4.0 unweighted GPA and a 4.733 weighted GPA, Class of 2023 valedictorian, president of the National Honor Society, and is a member of the Key Club, Science Club and Varsity Show Choir. Additionally, she is an avid writer devoting several hours each week to writing poems and short stories.
Andrea considers Math as her strongest subject as she spent her summers taking advanced classes, participated in math competitions, and tutored high school students in the subject.
Andrea was also named a commended student in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program for her PSAT score.
At MIT, she plans to major in Chemical Engineering and minor in Material Science in order to pursue her passion for research.
“I hope to invest myself into research and field project opportunities to produce materials that are biobased, sustainable, and ultimately, more efficient.”
Andrea’s family has been a strong influence on her academic interests. Her mother and father are in the mathematical and science fields, and her siblings are in the medical and engineering fields.
“It's where my people are. Ultimately, being accepted here attests to the hard work of my own and of my nurturing parents and siblings. Acceptance here was a process of preparation and opportunity-meeting. Now, MIT here I come!”
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