A lot of hard work and many long nights has earned this student four years of schooling at one of the hardest colleges in the world to get in to.

A great example of what happens when you work hard and put in the time happened in Pretzel City. Adam Acevedo is a Freeport High senior near the top of his class and has earned himself a full-ride four-year scholarship to Stanford, which has one of the lowest acceptance rates in the United States. According to WTVO, Adam knew he wanted to attend Stanford after seeing the band during a visit.

The band — known for its uniqueness — featured a member playing the saxophone upside down. Acevedo plays the saxophone. He held out hope for the California school, which has the lowest acceptance rate in the country. For a while he didn’t even tell his parents he applied there. He didn’t want to let them down.

Adam shared this exciting news on Facebook a few weeks ago.

Excited to announce I will be spending the next four years at Stanford University!! Thank you to everyone that has been with me on this crazy journey.


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