TO WHOMSOEVER IT MAY CONCERN It is with immense pleasure that I write this letter ofrecommendation for the truly outstanding Vaibhav Anand. He had been in thisschool since its inception.
In my decade counseling students, it is very rareto encounter a pupil with as much compassion and self-awareness as Vaibhav. Hisresilience, optimism, and valor are chiefly striking given the unusualcircumstances he has overcome in his life. Given the depth of his experiencesand his sophisticated perception of life, Vaibhav has an unusual maturitybeyond his eighteen years.Vaibhav has undergone significant tragedies in his life. Ata very young age (eleven years old) he lost his mother due to meningitis butstill he performed exceptionally well in his studies in subsequent classes andexhibited a profound interest in computers and technology; he would developvirtual machines, code programs in C++, invent scientific operational modelsand take pleasure in solving mathematics. He was the topper in the grade 11 inthe subject Mathematics. However, during high school leaving / final exams(twelfth-grade), Vaibhav’s father had committed suicide, which had affectedVaibhav’s final twelfth-grade exams significantly.
I strongly believe that thegrades earned by him in his final twelfth-grade exams do not evince his truepotential. Throughout these unstable and uncertain times, Vaibhav diligentlydevoted himself to his education while balancing to manage his distressed homecondition, which compelled him to take a gap year (after graduating from highschool in May 2017) to look after his younger brother. He has takenresponsibility for his younger brother along with managing other essentialhousehold responsibilities simultaneously. After keeping all that in mind, I believe Vaibhav is anindustrious young man with great fortitude to withstand such life challengingsituations.
Based on the incredible resilience and infectious enthusiasmVaibhav has shown throughout the setbacks in his life, I have no doubt that hewill not only continue to deal with anything that comes his way but also willthrive with great strength, grace, and an optimistic outlook.