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Maria Pita

Maria Pita

SAS has pushed me past my academic and personal boundaries. As an eleven grader, still uncomfortable in my new role as a full time high school and college student, I learned that SAS would not allow me to burrow within the convenience of my comfort zone. Throughout the last two years I've taken classes I never thought I would, pushed myself to volunteer for tasks I never believed myself brave enough to tackle, and made the best of friends in the most unlikely situations.

The two years I've spent at SAS have empowered me more than I can convey. I've grown stronger in my convictions, unwavering in my pursuit of excellence, and more proud than ever of the person I am at the end of this remarkable journey. As Dr. Monteagudo frequently warned, SAS is not for the faint of heart. It is taxing and difficult, but is to date, my proudest accomplishment. It is here that my dreams took flight and I mustered the courage to reach for the stars.

Maria Pita
SAS Kendall Campus, Class of 2017
Duke University, Class of 2021




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