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Great Grads: Tigran Askaryan

National Merit Scholar will attend Stanford in the fall

Name: Tigran Askaryan

Plans: Tigran will attend Stanford University in the fall and study mechanical engineering.

What makes him a Great Grad: Tigran has always made academics a priority.

A Presidential Scholar nominee, he scored a perfect 36 on his ACT test and a 2380 on the SAT. He graduated with a 4.4 GPA and is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a member of the National Honor Society and a National Merit Scholar.

But his achievements aren’t limited to the classroom. Tigran played soccer for four years and tennis for three years. He was in the Robotics Club for five years, Model UN for two years and in the Science Olympiad his senior year.

Tigran said his parents had a big part in his acceptence into the top school. “From a young age they sort of instilled in me a drive to try my best at school. By default, academics was a high priority.”

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