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Alfonso Alexander

Alfonso Alexander

First and foremost, I must say that SAS is a place of challenge. Each academic subject, whether it be in a college or the high school setting, will demand diligence and effort. I have certainly experienced challenges in my academic career that I likely would have never encountered in another school. And that is where SAS goes beyond being just "another high school".

Here at SAS, I was able to experience new things, challenge myself, both academically and socially, in ways I never had before.

In short, I feel that I have grown tremendously as a person from my time at this school. It is stimulating in a way that very few academic institutions are, what with being exposed to both the classical high school rigor alongside the new curriculum of college classes.

This is a school where I have learned well beyond the classroom, being able to meet new people and share ideas and have discussions in an environment that promotes a healthy appetite for academic learning and personal exploration. Throughout all of the college work and high school projects, and even some school events along the way, attending SAS is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Alexander Alfonso
School for Advanced Studies, Class of 2017 
Cornell University, Class of 2021

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