|Lu Kaiyue, a high school student from Dongguan, south China's Guangdong Province, receives 11 offers from prestigious global universities. (Photo/ official mircoblog of Guangzhou Daily )|
When most high school students are still struggling to prepare for the university admittance examination in June, Lu Kaiyue, a high school student from south China's Dongguan has received 11 offers from world-renowned universities including Harvard University, Oxford University, Columbia University, Stanford University, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The University of Chicago, Duke University, Cornell University, Northwestern University, The University of California-Berkeley, and New York University-Abu Dhabi.
Dream: to work in a think tank
When Lu Kaiyue was asked why she is able to get the offers from prestigious universities, Lu said that she cannot give an exactly answer, but she thinks "be true to yourself" is the key to success. She explained, "I don't like to be fettered by rules and regulations, or do things I don't like just to cater for the so-called admittance requirements. I am doing things I like and I will always be interested in them."
Lu Kaiyue was a student of Mathematical Olympiad class at the High School attached to the South China Normal University (SCNU). Although she was a student in science, she found she loves politics more; so Lu chose politic as her major in university and wants to work in a think tank in the future. She hopes to provide practical suggestions to governments.
"I Likes thinking"
Lu likes thinking. This is perhaps another reason to explain her outstanding performance. She spends lots of energy and time on the subjects she is interested in; she is also active in school activities to learn more knowledge in different fields. Moreover, she is good at playing piano, swimming and riding.
She said her favorite readings are The Economist and the New York Times through which she knows more about international affairs; and she also like American TV drama such as "House of cards".