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A Gentleman and a Scholar

This week's whiz kid is academic standout Alejandro Jimenez-Jaramillo.

The future looks exceedingly bright for  senior Alejandro Jimenez-Jaramillo.

  • Whiz Kid's Name/Age: Alejandro Jimenez-Jaramillo, 17.
  • Whiz Kid's School/Church/Community Center: Eagle Rock High School.
  • Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Recognized for his academic achievements, Jimenez-Jaramillo is one of 3,000 candidates across the nation selected for the President's Scholar Program, established in 1964 to honor America’s most promising seniors. Finalists will be announced in May.
  • Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness: Jimenez-Jaramillo boasts a 4.59 cumulative high school GPA, and earned an impressive 2,380 on his SAT. He is active at Eagle Rock High School, where he is captain of the track, soccer and cross-country team, as well as Associated Student Body commissioner. Besides playing French horn in the student orchestra, he is a senior class officer and a peer mentor.
  • Bonus Whiz Kid Info: Jimenez-Jaramillo plans to major in biomedical engineering. He is currently waiting to hear if he has been admitted into Harvard, Columbia or Stanford. He anticipates studying bionanotechnology after college.

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