Berenize has applied to attend Harvard Pre-College Program this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Berenize
Berenize
Interest:
Liberal Arts
Grade:
10th
School:
Uncommon Charter High School
Location:
New York City, New York
Successfully funded on April 24th, 2018!
Fully funded!
$4,550 raised
$0 to go
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Berenize
Berenize's Story

My passion is biology.
I discovered my passion for biology in the 8th grade, when we began to learn about the systems of the human body. I was even more fascinated with the immune system and its endless fights against pathogens. If it weren’t for the immune system, we would all be dropping dead from even the most harmless of bacteria. From that day forward, I began to see documentaries about the human body, and how gradually humans began to learn about themselves and diseases, rather than blaming it on superstitions. Also, I began to read scientific breakthroughs in the human body, most recently the harvesting of human organs in pigs. My passion over biology has only grown over the years, and has become my identity. People have nicknamed me “The Little Doctor,” and hopefully one day, that nickname will become a reality, because I want to save lives as a surgeon.

I firmly believe that going to the Harvard Pre-College will help me pursue my passion for biology because they have some of the most advanced courses in biology in the whole country. I will also be able to explore over 10 different biology courses that they offer to high schoolers, and most of the professors have been studying biology their entire careers, and have a deeper understanding of biology, that would ultimately deepen my knowledge of biology. Furthermore, I will be able to mingle with other students my age or older, who also have a passion for biology and I will no longer feel like I’m the only one interested in biology. Finally, I believe that going to the Harvard Pre-College will really give me a sense of independence and an idea of college, but ultimately decide if majoring in biology is something that I really want to settle for.

Faith
A Note from Ms. Reaves, Berenize's Teacher

Berenize is one of the top performing students at Uncommon Charter High School. She’s brave in and outside of the classroom, raising her hand when the rest of the class is stumped to try her hand at a challenging line from Kafka or by reciting a passage from Macbeth. She is responsible, turning in every homework and extra credit assignment from day one and helping others with their questions during her lunch period. She has integrity and singlehandedly won what was supposed to be a team challenge by making and selling her own jewelry to raise money for a fundraiser. She is a discoverer, incorporating evidence from multiple texts, often ones that weren’t provided by the teacher, into class writing and discussion. She is the epitome of excellence and deserves to be surrounded by the top peers in the country who she can find a true equal in.

Campaign Activity
Success! Ms. Reaves helped Berenize raise $4,550
April 24
Claudio Garcia donated $91
April 24

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $90

Anonymous donated $50
April 24

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Shoshana Berkovic donated $50
April 24

You are so close, hope this helps get you there!

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $50

Meredith Costa donated $25
April 24

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Claire Cameron donated $5
April 24

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Kevin & Peggy Ruhnke donated $100
April 24

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Alex Reddihough donated $25
April 24

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Bethany Fixsen donated $25
April 23

Keep following your scientific curiosity!!

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $25

Rachel Coffin donated $10
April 23

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Anna Fixsen donated $30
April 23

Never stop being the wonder woman that you are, Berenize! -Anna

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Anonymous donated $100
April 22

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Jarrod Schaeffer donated $200
April 22

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Edward Chik donated $25
April 22

Enjoy the Harvard experience, Berenize!

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $25

Beth Miller donated $15
April 20

Berenize, you're amazing and I can't wait for all of the amazing experiences you're going to have this summer :)

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $15

Anonymous donated $5
April 18

Berenize, PLEASE don't give up on your passion!!! Inspiring all of us!! xoxo

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $5

David Berlin donated $25
April 16

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Marisa Ancona donated $10
April 16

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Allison Mihal donated $25
April 16

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Christopher Donohoe donated $100
April 16

You deserve every amazing opportunity out there! I’m sure you’ll make the most of this program!

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $100

Gabriela Gomez-Sandino donated $25
April 14

I believe God has a great plan for your life and He’s giving you big dreams. Pursue those dreams outing God first and He will guide you always. Love you beautiful 😘

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $25

Alison Marsh donated $25
April 4

Ms. Faiths sister believes in you too.

Shoshana Berkovic donated $50
March 31

I'm a a biology teacher and I love helping motivated students. Good luck and enjoy the experience!

Kristin Agnelli donated $40
March 31
Brenda Byrne donated $25
March 31

I got to go to a music summer program before college, and it was an incredible experience.

Marianna Alexander-Foskett donated $25
March 30

I matched my daughter's gift because I love her and am so proud of her. I know that if she is involved and supporting you then you must be amazing, I am happy to invest in you and the future. You make a future seem possible at a dark time in our history, thank you.

Marianna Alexander-Foskett donated $25
March 30
Anonymous donated $25
March 21
Bianca Arce donated $25
March 13

She deserves it.

Cora Rogers donated $5
March 13

Berenize, I'm so proud of you already and so excited to see what your hard work accomplishes! I know you'll go far! -Ms. Rogers

Anonymous donated $25
March 13
Faith Reaves donated $50
March 12

This is just the beginning your very big, very important story, Berenize. You make me unbelievably proud and inspired.

Harvard University
Harvard University donated $2,250
March 12
Student Contribution donated $99
March 12
Faith
Ms. Reaves started this campaign
March 12
Berenize
Berenize was accepted into Wishbone!
December 22