Texas Border Business
McAllen ISD is proud to announce that Paloma Juarez, a senior participating in the International Baccalaureate program, has secured an early seat in the incoming freshmen class and fully committed to Emory University as a member of the graduating class of 2025!
The journey for Paloma officially began during her junior year in high school as she and her peers started the college exploration and application process. Paloma factored in many components such as academic curriculum and campus environment to create her college list. As Paloma took a personal inventory, she focused on her strengths in the biological sciences and her desire to enroll in a university that embraced a collaborative atmosphere for its students.
Despite the global pandemic, high school students across the country continued to apply to colleges all across the nation. On Dec. 9, 769 students received news of their Early Decision admission to Emory University’s undergraduate Class of 2025. Out of 1,975 Early Decision applicants, these students emerged ready to make their mark, learn from one another, and shape a more sustainable, equitable world.
Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia and founded in 1836, is charged with the mission to create, teach, and apply knowledge across all disciplines. In total, Emory University received 33,780 undergraduate applications and admitted only 6,892 students – an admissions rate of 20.4%. To quote Emory University President Gregory Fenves, “The students admitted to Emory’s Class of 2025 have demonstrated tremendous promise — they are among the most talented young people from around the world. These students, identified from our largest, most diverse applicant pool ever, have shown that they are committed to learning and growth — even as they persevered through the pandemic, which dramatically changed their high school years. I’m excited to see these extraordinary students join the Emory community.”
Paloma will join a select group of scholars worldwide who have been accepted in the early decision round. At Emory, Paloma plans to major in biological sciences.
McAllen ISD congratulates Paloma and looks forward to her future success.