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Published: Friday December 20, 2013 MYT 7:05:00 PM
Updated: Friday December 20, 2013 MYT 9:09:52 PM

Malaysian student accepted into Harvard University

PETALING JAYA: It has been three years since a Malaysian was accepted into Harvard University. Eleasha Chew (pix) has put an end to the "drought."

The former student of St. George's Girls' School will be admitted under Harvard College's Early Action programme for the class of 2018.

The 19-year-old International Baccalaureate student has been very active in theatre and community service.

Dr Goh Cheng Teik, who heads the selection panel that interviews students for undergraduate admission into Harvard, described Eleasha as “extremely intelligent”.

“She speaks very well and she is able to communicate very effectively, I am sure she will not face any difficulty when she is in Harvard,” said Dr Goh in a telephone interview on Friday.

Former SMK Damansara Jaya student Avinaash Subramaniam was the last Malaysian to be accepted into Harvard - in 2010.

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