3 Sharyland High School Students Accepted to MIT

3 Sharyland High School Students Accepted to MIT
Posted on 06/01/2017
This is the image for the news article titled 3 Sharyland High School Students Accepted to MITThree students from Sharyland High School have been accepted to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  MIT admitted 1,438 students from 50 states and 62 countries to the Class of 2021.  Joshua S. Jones, Fernando Rendon and Gerardo Cortez Padilla stood out as the most talented and promising students in one of the most competitive applicant pools in the history of the institute.  Jones, Rendon and Cortez Padilla have been taking advanced magnet courses throughout their high school careers.

“MIT is fortunate to attract applications from so many of the world's most promising students, all of whom seem destined to change the world. It is a very difficult choice to select so few of these many qualified applicants,” says Matt McGann, director of admissions. “I am excited to see in this group of admitted students such an excellent match to MIT's mission and culture.”

The soul of MIT is research. For more than 150 years, the Institute has brought together teaching, engineering and scientific studies to produce a series of advancements. Many of these advancements are world-changing and occupy all corners of science and technology, from advanced engineering to the study of genetics and the arts. MIT’s mission is to educate students in science and technology to best prepare them to solve the world’s greatest challenges.


Joshua S. Jones, Gerardo Cortez Padilla and Fernando Rendon