NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – It’s that tense time of yr for highschool seniors as they look ahead to their faculty acceptance letters.
But the one tension for one New Jersey pupil is deciding which Ivy League college to visit.
As CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reported, Anna Rezk may be very modest, however she simply made historical past at High Technical High School in North Bergen as the primary pupil to be authorized into all 8 Ivys on complete trip scholarships.
“It was very surprising and very surreal at the same time, because I didn’t actually think it was real,” she informed Hsu.
But Pezk put within the paintings – she has five.63 grade level reasonable, because of the entire complicated placement categories she took, and scored a 1570 out of 1600 on her SATs.
Her oldsters emigrated from Egypt and her father died from pancreatic most cancers when she was once simply 13. So now, she desires to discover a remedy.
“She’s just dedicated to doing what she can to find a cure for cancer and doing it so people don’t have to go through what she went through,” science trainer Bill Goold mentioned.
“He was always laughing, always bragging about me. So my mom’s kind of super quiet, but he’d be the one kind of telling all his friends, ‘Oh my kid is smarter than yours,’ or whatever,” mentioned Rezk.
Her dual brother, John, mentioned Anna was like a 2d mom.
“Close to when our father passed away, my mom started working a lot more overtime hours and stuff like that. So Anna was usually the one at home. At the same time when she was studying, she was cooking for us,” he mentioned. “She was always like the mediator and always taking care of us, making sure we were on track.”
Rezk got here to tears speaking about her dad and mentioned she has an concept of what her father is doing presently.
“I think he’s proud, probably bragging to other angels or something, like, ‘I knew,’” she mentioned.
As she works on making a tricky choice on which faculty she’ll attend, she’s additionally nonetheless operating exhausting in school. The second the interview wrapped up, she was once off to a calculus take a look at.
She hasn’t made up our minds the place she’ll cross to college but, however mentioned presently it’s between Princeton and Brown.