It gives me immense pleasure to write this letter of
recommendation for the truly outstanding Vaibhav Anand. He had been in this
school since its inception. In my decade counseling students, it is very rare
to encounter an individual with as much self-awareness and sympathy as Vaibhav.
His resilience, valor, and optimism are chiefly striking given the unusual
circumstances he has overcome in his life. Taking into consideration the profundity
of his experiences and his sophisticated perception of life, Vaibhav possesses
an extraordinary maturity beyond his eighteen years.

Vaibhav has endured significant tragedies in his life. At a
very young age (eleven years old) he lost his mother due to meningitis but
still he performed exceptionally well in his studies in subsequent classes and
exhibited a profound interest in computers and technology; he would develop
virtual machines, code programs in C++, invent scientific operational models
and take pleasure in solving mathematics.

As a Science stream student, he is meticulous when
performing experiments and works patiently to successfully complete
experiments. Vaibhav is a self-motivated, dedicated, student of high intelligence
who can grasp difficult concepts, think critically and handle the rigor of a
competitive environment. He exhibits the qualities of a leader. He showed us
that achieving good grades was not that hard task for him and he has been
awarded with the Scholar badges for his academic excellence constantly since
the sixth-grade. In addition, he has also been an active competitor in various
Science and Mathematics Olympiads since sixth-grade. He had always represented
our school in multiple Scientific exhibitions with his innovative research experiments. He was the
topper in the grade 11 in the subject Mathematics.

However, during high school leaving / final exams
(twelfth-grade), Vaibhav’s father had committed suicide, which had affected Vaibhav’s
final twelfth-grade exams significantly. I strongly believe that the grades
earned by him in his final twelfth-grade exams do not evince his true
potential. His twelfth-grade middle term grades reflect his true potential.  Throughout these unstable and uncertain times,
Vaibhav diligently devoted himself to his education while balancing to manage
his distressed home situation, which essentially required Vaibhav to take a gap
year (after graduation from high school in May 2017) to look after his younger
brother. He has taken responsibility for his younger brother along with managing
other essential household responsibilities simultaneously.

After keeping all that in mind, I believe Vaibhav is an
industrious young man with great fortitude to withstand such life challenging
situations. Based on the incredible resilience and infectious enthusiasm
Vaibhav has shown throughout the setbacks in his life, I have no doubt that he
will not only continue to deal with any obstacle that comes in his path but
also will thrive with great strength, grace, and an optimistic outlook.