Senior Spotlight: Ikym Simon (’19)

College acceptances are rolling in, and we are proud to celebrate our seniors as they make plans for next year! This week, we are thrilled to highlight senior Ikym Simon, who will attend the University of Pennsylvania next year. He plans study Biological Basis of Behavior or Psychology, with a minor in African Studies.

Ikym chose the University of Pennsylvania because of its prestigious academic reputation, extensive selection of extracurricular activities, need based support, and familiar campus and setting.

Ikym’s advice to Juniors who plan on applying:

– Don’t stress yourself out about the SAT, do as well as you can, but know that it is not the deciding factor.

– Prepare a well balanced application that shows who you are. Let them get to know you without meeting you.

– Focus on the essays, both the Common App and the school’s writing supplement (if applicable). Be SPECIFIC and CONCISE!!!!

– Don’t overload your application. It is okay to leave some things off. Just make sure the things that are most important to you are on there.

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