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A Day in the Life of a Harvard Summer School Student: A Conversation with Past Students and Proctors

Four Former Harvard Summer School Students Sitting in Harvard Yard

Attendees joined us for a free virtual panel with past students from the Pre-College Program and Secondary School Program, as well as one of our college student Proctors. Our panelists shared their favorite memories, offered advice, and answered questions about what it is like as a student in Harvard’s college programs for high school students.

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Meet Our Panelists

Sophie P.,  2022 Pre-College Program Student

Sophie is from Boxborough, MA. She attended the Pre-College Program in 2022 and took Math and Social Justice. She graduated from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and is now a first-year at Harvard, planning to major in computer science.

Mikayla S., 2023 Secondary School Program Student

Mikayla is from California. She attended the 7-Week Secondary School Program online this summer and took The Psychology of Cults and Writing the Personal Essay.

Luke J., Secondary School Program Proctor

Luke is an undergraduate student at Harvard pursuing a degree in mathematics. As a proctor for the Secondary School Program, he had meaningful conversations with his students, built lifelong friendships with the other proctors, and helped host community-building events like a karaoke night and a Smash Ultimate tournament.

SSP Program Director, Mr. Bill Holinger, and Pre-College Program Director, Dr. Jacqueline Newcomb joined for a live Q&A Session.


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