Cornell University has accepted Catalina Ferreira-Dias, senior, to attend after her high school graduation in June.
Catalina is among a group of students at Mater Lakes who received acceptance to ivy league schools this year.
“My four years of high school have been building up to this point. It’s always been a dream of mine to get accepted to Cornell and now it has happened. It’s my prime, this is it” Catalina told The Paw Print.
Cornell was the senior’s number one choice school, but she did not expect to be accepted.
“The day before I was like, I’m not gonna get accepted but that’s okay because life is about more than that” she recalled.
However, when she got her acceptance letter is was a happy surprise. Catalina became teary eyed while recounting the story, but noted that it was not all happy thoughts.
“There was a long application process and I had to write two separate essays, but it was all worth it” she said.
Catalina is a hard working and dedicated student, with excellent grades and a long list of extra curricular achievements. The skills and knowledge attained during her time at Mater Lakes has certainly helped her secure a promising future.
“I’ve wanted to be a vet all my life, and Cornell has the number one vet program in the nation” she remarked.
In light of this outstanding achievement, The Paw Print would like to congratulate Catalina Ferreira-Dias and wish her the best of luck. YOU DID IT!