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Hermiston High senior accepted to Brown University

Hermiston High senior accepted to Brown University

HERMISTON, Ore. - A Hermiston High School student is going to Brown University.

The school was recently notified of Heidy Mejia-Puerta's acceptance to the Ivy League school as an early decision applicant.

A January 8 press release said the high school senior's accomplishments include participation in a Princeton University program over the summer as a Leadership Enterprise for Diverse America (LEDA) scholar.

Mejia-Puerta is the sixth Hermiston High School student to be selected as a LEDA Scholar, according to school leaders.

“Not only do I get to attend one of the top institutions in this country, but I get to bring pride to my friends, family, and community. It’s really nice to show that everything they have invested in me is paying off. My acceptance into Brown has only reinforced my confidence in my ability to accomplish whatever I set my mind to.” Heidy Mejia-Puerta

LEDA selects 60-100 students each year around the country.

“This is not the first student who is achieving the pinnacle of success academically, and this will not be the last. Heidy is continuing a strong tradition of academic excellence and we are proud of her work ethic and ability to take risks to show herself and others what is possible,” said Generation College advisor Roger Berger.

Mejia-Puerta says she is not sure what field she'll pursue at Brown University, but is inclined to study political science and law.

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