Saraland student becomes first in school system’s history to head to Harvard
Saraland, Ala. (WKRG) – A Saraland high school student becomes the first student in the relatively young school system’s history to attend an Ivy League school. During a library assembly, Jaynie Snow briefly ran her hands over three sweatshirts: Columbia, Vanderbilt and Harvard. A quick fake head and Snow unfurls her new Harvard sweatshirt – she’s heading to Massachusetts.
“Don’t be put off by the fact that it hasn’t been done before. If it was me, I wouldn’t have gotten this far, so always aim for your dreams no matter what,” Snow said.
“It’s really good, I couldn’t do it without the support of school, family and friends and I hope I have proven to other people that it is possible and that there will be more from Saraland in the future,” Snow said.
The choice was probably much easier than the grueling application process, as Harvard’s acceptance rate is very low.
“She had none of that and I’m so excited for her that she’s worked extremely hard and today is about her and it’s just her first step on the journey,” said Jaynie’s father, Jacob. He is also someone who is well known in the Saraland school system as someone who stands out
“She embodies everything as an educator you want to see,” said Saraland Schools Superintendent Dr Aaron Milner.