Update (June 2017):
CONGRATULATIONS on graduating from Santa Margarita Catholic High School after three successful and challenging years. We wish you only the best for your future and are very proud of you.
 

 
Coming to the U.S. is the most challenging and smartest decision I have ever made. It is a huge mixture of different physical and mental experiences - not simply just studying and getting to know American culture, but also testing the values and understanding of the world.
 
Eleanor Roosevelt had said, "Do one thing every day that scares you." 

Hi Paul,


I hope all is well.
 
First, I am writing this email to let you know that I have committed to Claremont McKenna College where I will spend my next four years. I thank you very much for all the support you provided along the way.
 
I could distinctly recall our few encounters. We met in Guangzhou for the first time. There, you opened me a window to America. Growing up, I heard too many stories about the world across the ocean. I thank you for unveiling this mythical land and presenting me the key to a completely different future.

Nils in Virginia