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 compassion and self-awareness as Vaibhav.
His resilience, optimism, and valor are chiefly striking given the unusual
circumstances he has overcome in his life. Given 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. 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.