Harvard has recognized Greenwich students’ excellence

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

Amid continuing public concerns about ground contamination, racial imbalance and the educational quality of Greenwich public schools, it is refreshing to celebrate an impressive achievement at Greenwich High School.

Harvard College recently accepted eight GHS seniors in its early action program for admittance to its next freshman class. This far exceeds Harvard early admissions from any other Fairfield County public or private school this year.

Harvard has clearly demonstrated strong confidence that these bright, highly motivated GHS students are well prepared to thrive in a highly demanding college environment. This is a marvelous endorsement of our public high school. The talented students, their parents, the staff at GHS, and the Greenwich community should be extremely proud.

Not all aspiring GHS students will be as happy with the college admission experience. The process is maddeningly erratic, hard to comprehend and often leads to painful disappointment. Competition for Ivy League admissions has become insane — some of these schools accept only 5% of applicants.

Many highly qualified GHS students will not be accepted at their first-choice college. They will discover, however, that there are many other great colleges in this country offering a quality education and high student satisfaction and where they will receive a warm reception.

While applauding an outstanding GHS success story, I also know that there is still much work to be done by a dedicated administration and staff to ensure that all students in this large, wonderfully diversified school receive the attention and support they need and deserve, in order to achieve their potential for intellectual growth and their post-GHS goals.


Beverly Jomo
Cos Cob

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