Letter from the Stanford Quest Liaison
My name is Tracy Yang, and I am a Class of 2016 Stanford Quest Scholar. Born and raised on the sunny Golden Coast, I know for a fact that Stanford University is the place to be. Whether you meet a Cal student and “give ‘em the Axe”; dance around and kiss the Stanford Tree during Full Moon on the Quad; engage in the Stanford rite of passage, fountain hopping (Stanford has over 25 fountains on campus!); laze around in the warm Cali sun on a winter’s day; attend a lecture by Mark Zuckerberg on coding or Condoleezza Rice on women’s rights; spot Bill Clinton or other famous parents of alumni; or simply stop and adore the university, Stanford really does have it all. And you cannot forget becoming the PAC12 Champions and winning the 99th Rose Bowl in Pasedena. Stanford is making history, and as Quest Scholars we play an important role.
The wondrous accomplishments of this university are a notable part of life at Stanford. On our campus, which is situated in Silicon Valley, extraordinary and life-changing findings are normal. Having the opportunity to visit, intern, and eventually work with Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. are all benefits of attending Stanford University. However, what makes this campus amazing is the student body and that with no doubt means you, Quest Scholars. Here at Stanford, diversity in both ethnicity and socio-economic backgrounds are celebrated. With about 7,000 undergraduate students, Stanford works at providing sufficient financial aid so that we too can aspire for our dreams of studying abroad, starting a non-profit, or simply attending and graduating from an elite university. Staying true to its motto, Die Luft der Freiheit weht, the wind of freedom blows at Stanford University.
Having experienced a mere quarter at Stanford, I can assure you that I have been able to cross off the majority of items on my bucket list: join Stanford’s Competitive Cheer Team, cheer along the sidelines for Stanford at the Rose Bowl, march and demonstrate Stanford pride at the annual Pasedena Rose Parade, and be able to meet in person and work with the Quest Scholars Network in Palo Alto. The motivation and courage that helped me throughout this year have been due to the support of my fellow Quest Scholars. I am so excited to pursue the rest of my years here. If I can accomplish this much in only ten weeks, I can only imagine how far in life I will go not only with Stanford but with my fellow Quest Scholars.
At Stanford, Quest helps create strong friendships that can last through anything, especially all-nighters during Finals Week. But do not fear, feel free to contact me any concerns, comments, or questions you have about Stanford, college, and anything else! Keep in contact with us because Stanford’s Quest Scholars Network chapter is excited to welcome you home.
With Cardinal Love,
Tracy Yang, Stanford '16
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