TO WHOMSOEVER IT MAY CONCERN
It gives me immense pleasure to write this letter of
recommendation for the truly outstanding Vaibhav Anand. He had been in this
school since its inception. In my decade counseling students, it is very rare
to come across a student with as much self-awareness and compassion as Vaibhav.
Vaibhav’s resilience, optimism, and valor are chiefly striking given the
unusual circumstances he has overcome in his life. Taking into consideration
the depth of his experiences and his sophisticated perception of life, Vaibhav
has an unusual maturity beyond his eighteen years.
Vaibhav has undergone significant tragedies in his life. At
a very young age (eleven years old) he lost his mother due to meningitis but
still he performed exceptionally well in his studies in subsequent classes and
exhibited a profound interest in computers and technology; he would develop
virtual machines, code programs in C++, invent scientific operational models
and take pleasure in solving mathematics. He was the topper in the grade 11 in
the subject Mathematics. However, during high school leaving / final exams
(twelfth-grade), Vaibhav’s father had committed suicide, which had affected Vaibhav’s
final twelfth-grade exams significantly. I strongly believe that the grades
earned by him in his final twelfth-grade exams do not evince his true
potential. His twelfth-grade middle term grades reflect his true potential. Throughout these unstable and uncertain times,
Vaibhav diligently devoted himself to his education while balancing to manage
his tormented and distressed home condition, which required him to take a gap
year (after graduating from high school in May 2017) to look after his younger
brother. He has taken responsibility for his younger brother along with managing
other essential household responsibilities simultaneously.
After keeping all that in mind, I believe Vaibhav is an
industrious young man with great fortitude to withstand such life challenging
situations. Based on the incredible resilience and infectious enthusiasm
Vaibhav has shown throughout the setbacks in his life, I have no doubt that he
will not only continue to deal with anything that comes his way but also will
thrive with great strength, grace, and an optimistic outlook.