Lukaz Zbylut: A True Immigrant Success Story

Lukaz Zbylut wasBorn in Poland and moved to the United States when he was 13 years old.

During the first six months in New York, he taught himself English and went to a public school in Brooklyn. At 18, he graduating as the valedictorian from Utrecht High School next week.

In high school, he was part of Model UN, and created and headed the debate team. He was also part of a soccer team in his community.

He applied to 21 universities, including 7 Ivy League schools. Out of the 21, Lukasz withdrew from 2, and was only denied by 1, MIT.

Lukasz was accepted to: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania, Cornell, Columbia, Georgetown, NYU, Middlebury, Amherst, Occidental, Richmond, Ohio Wesleyan, DePauw, Carnegie Mellon and CUNY HunterH.

He does not use social networking sites, instant messaging or watch entertainment television. He considers all of it a waste of time.

He does, though, watch network news channels. While he was in high school he took 12 Advance Placement courses and received perfect scores on all his final A.P. tests.

This gave him full credit towards college and a final count of 45 college credits at the end of it all. BUT according to Harvard rules, they are only accepting 6 of those 45 credits. (30 credits=1 year of college).

Lukasz plans on going to Harvard Law after his undergrad and pursuing a career in politics from there.

He is the only student from his graduating class to be accepted to an Ivy League school. (575 students graduating next week)

Zbylut is graduating from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn with a 4.7 GPA.

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