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Summy Fatehyar, 17, recently attended the Cornell University Summer College program at Ithaca, N.Y. The son of Esfandier and Georgina Fatehyar of Stateline, he is a senior at George Whittell High School.

Fatehyar joined more than 800 other outstanding high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who spent six weeks on the Cornell campus experiencing what it is like to live and learn at an Ivy League university.

The Cornell University Summer College class of 2006 featured talented students from 38 states and 29 foreign countries. Between June 24 and Aug. 8, students took real university courses, earned college credits and explored majors and career option in seminars designed especially for them.

These academically motivated students were admitted to Summer College based on their high school records, standardized test scores, application essays, and recommendations from teachers or guidance counselors.

“It was good academic experience and it was fun taking a third-year philosophy class and Introduction to Western Civilization,” Fatehyar said. He received seven college credits for the two classes.

He said that he learned much more than academics. He also learned how to discipline himself and separate his social life from his academic life.

“I plan to attend an Ivy League school to study international or business law. I am looking at Fordham University or Columbia University because they both have good law schools,” Fatehyar said.

Summer College students focused on a variety of areas. They received tips about the kinds of courses they should take in college as well as about ways to get experience and training outside the classroom. Also, they found out what “a day in the life” of an engineer, veterinarian or other professional is like by talking with practitioners and visiting them on site.


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