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Student Spotlight: Senior, Sarah Elkordy Gets a Full Ride to Princeton

Valley Echo Gabriella Dragone'17

7 April 2017


After seven months of waiting, senior Sarah Elkordy  received the good news of a fully paid acceptance into Princeton University. She will join Alex Jiang,  PV class of 2016, currently completing his freshman year at the esteemed Ivy League university.

From honors and AP classes to volunteering and participating in sports, clubs, and activities in and outside of PV, Sarah's hard work has finally paid off.

“I’m extremely grateful. Not only to the school itself, but to all of my friends and family who’ve supported me through it all,” she said

Sarah is a member of the Marching Band and Fencing team. She also is an officer in the Future Doctors of America Club, president of the CulinaSarah Elkordy'17 holding up her acceptance letter to Princeton University. Photo Credits: Gabriella Dragone'17 ry Club, team captain for two years for the Academic Team,  a member of the Science and Math Leagues, and the Drama Club.

During the summer, Sarah volunteers at the Little Falls Library and the PV Summer Camp.

With an exceptional G.P.A. of 4.57, Sarah plans to major in Molecular Biology and specialize in Biochemistry. “I want to get certificates in Neuroscience and Immunology as well, which are minors at Princeton,” Elkordy explained. 

Princeton was not the only Ivy league school to which Sarah applied. “I applied to most of the Ivies just to see what would happen. I never thought it would go anywhere though.” 

Elkordy’s advice to students applying to Ivy League schools and other colleges and universities is “definitely keep in mind that you’ll end up where you are meant to be. Everything happens for a reason...  never think that anything you’ve done wasn’t worth it. At the end of the day, you can’t change the past and what you’ve done. So just keep your head up high.”

 Good luck and congratulations to Sarah Elkordy!