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Dublin High Senior Ravali Reddy Accepted into M.I.T. and Stanford

December 18, 2009

There are hundreds of success stories at Dublin High every year – here is just one. congratulates Dublin High senior (and student body President) Ravali Reddy for receiving a notice of early acceptance into M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).  Ms. Reddy is one of only 590 students to receive an early acceptance offer out of a pool of 5,700 applicants.  In 2010, 96% of Dublin High grads reported attending college.

[Update] Ms. Reddy was later accepted into Stanford University (where she has chosen to enroll). 

Ms. Reddy recently talked about her experiences at Dublin High at a Dublin City Council meeting:

To build the portfolio of experiences required to gain early acceptance into M.I.T. Ms. Reddy took full advantage of the choice offered to students by Dublin High:

  • Academic Choice: Ms. Reddy will have completed 11 A.P. (Advanced Placement) courses by the time she graduates in 2010 (including 5 A.P. classes during the 2009-10 school year).  Working with Dublin High guidance counselors, Ms. Reddy was provided the opportunity to include a wide range of A.P. classes into her schedule (from a selection of 21 A.P., Advanced and Honors classes offered by Dublin High).  Dublin High offers 3 diploma options for students, including the recently approved Advanced Scholars Diploma.
  • Performing Arts Choice: Ms. Reddy participated in the Dublin High drama program in her freshman year and is returning to the stage with a part in the One Act plays in January, 2010.
  • Athletic Choice: Ms. Reddy has been a member of the Dublin High Varsity Lacrosse team for four years (Go Gaels!), one of 22 teams offered to Dublin High students.
  • Extracurricular Choice: Ms. Reddy takes full advantage of the 35 clubs offered at Dublin High to enrich student life.  This year Ms. Reddy is a member of the Indian Club and Red Cross Club.

Ms. Reddy was also voted by her classmates to be the Dublin High Homecoming Queen earlier this year.

Curious about what Dublin High needed to offer to enable a student like Ms. Reddy to be accepted into a top college like M.I.T.?  Quoting M.I.T.’s recommended high school preparation:

 “When we admit a class of students to MIT, it’s as if we’re choosing a 1,000-person team to climb a very interesting, fairly rugged mountain – together. We obviously want people who have the training, stamina and passion for the climb. At the same time, we want each to add something useful or intriguing to the team, from a wonderful temperament or sense of humor, to compelling personal experiences, to a wide range of individual gifts, talents, interests and achievements.”

Ms. Reddy also attended Fallon Middle School, part of the Dublin Unified School District public school system.

A summary of more offers of early acceptance extended to Dublin High students is available here.

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