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CIC grad awarded scholarship to prestigious Yale-NUS College

By May 25, 2017No Comments

Please join CIC teachers and staff in celebrating Sara Haghani on her remarkable academic and personal achievements. Sara has accepted an offer to attend the prestigious Yale-NUS College in Singapore on a first-year scholarship, valued at S$49,700.

Yale-NUS praised Sara in their offer letter, stating that amongst the many who applied to Yale-NUS, you stand out as one of the most energetic, intellectually curious and talented students worldwide.”

According to Quartz Magazine, Yale-NUS’s global acceptance rate of 5% makes it harder to get into than any of the US’s exclusive Ivy League schools.

Yale-NUS went on to appreciate Sara as someone who thrives on challenge, excellence and making a difference in the world.” During her CIC valedictory address in December 2016, Sara called on her fellow graduates to champion their diversity and embrace global citizenship, reminding them that our similarities far outweigh our differences”.

Sara’s commitment to community service helped her stand out in Yale-NUS’s talented applicant pool. During her time at CIC, Sara accumulated a total of 425 community service hours, supporting initiatives such as the 30 Hour Famine for World Vision and fundraisers for the Canadian Cancer Society. She devoted herself to student life, earning a position on each of CIC’s Executive Student Leadership Teams, and winning the Outstanding Leadership Award on each of those teams.

Congratulations, Sara! We wish you the very best on your next adventure.

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