Budding Neuroscientist Chooses Harvard After 21 College Offers

Kelly Hyles got into 21 colleges, including all eight Ivies. Courtesy of Kelly Hyles “If you don’t have a strong foundation, you can’t do well on the tests,” she said. “I helped kids with testing strategies and gave them courage — I never wanted them to hear they weren’t smart enough. They just needed to put in work in persistence.” Kelly was 11 when she and her parents and older brother immigrated to the United States from South America. Her mother wanted only one thing for her daughter: a better education. Related: Accepted to All 8 Ivies, Long Island Valedictorian Chooses Harvard Anette Hyles worked 15-hour days as a home aide and a certified nursing assistant to provide for the kids. “From the get-go, my mom was pushing me to…


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