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A student of a Hungarian high school got into Harvard

Magyar Krisztina | 2022-11-09
Ferenc Kovács, a graduate student of the Gyula Illyés Gyula High School and Technical School in Budaörs, has been accepted to Harvard University. The news was posted on the school's social media page.

In September, Ferenc Kovács will start his higher education at one of the best American universities in the world, and he even received the confirmation from Harvard before the official notification deadline. 

The twelfth-grader already spent last year in Virginia, where he was offered a scholarship, and has also achieved impressive sporting results.

He broke all the high school distance running records in the 800-5000 meters and also earned the title of “Best Field and Middle Distance Runner in the State of Virginia”.

After returning home, he also ran a new national U20 record in an adult race, the 1500 meters. 

Harvard University (Photo: unsplash.com)

Budaörs High School is extremely proud of its graduating senior, who also passed the advanced-level English graduation exam in the fall semester.

Harvard is also in the top 10 universities that train Nobel prizewinners, and in 2021 Katalin Karikó gave a virtual lecture in the university. The biochemist, whose discoveries paved the way for the development of synthetic mRNA-based vaccine technologies for medicine, recently won the prestigious Gairdner Foundation International Prize for Medicine, which, as experts say, is a precursor to the Nobel Prize.