Class of 2022

Nicole Lee
Hairong Deng
Lingxiao Gao
Daniel Lin
Yuzhou Lin
Jiayu Lu
Rachel Wang
Tianyi Wang
Ziyu Zeng
Kai Zhang
Yuyang Zhang

 

Nicole Lee

German Swiss International School, Hong Kong

I am beginning my journey at Notre Dame this fall as a recipient of the Greater China Scholars Program. I’ve always been attracted to the University’s excellent academic reputation; and as I come from a competitive high school, I wanted to attend a university that would continue to push me to be better. I was elected to the role of head prefect by the faculty at my high school and also served as an ambassador for the school in several other roles, including the captain of the underwater robotics team and the alto section leader of my school’s chamber choir. I consider myself a compassionate, encouraging and inspiring leader, and would love to further develop my leadership abilities at Notre Dame.

While I was undoubtedly attracted to the academic opportunities, I really fell in love with Notre Dame’s sense of community. I grew up an only child, and thus have always longed for the opportunity to find a sense of belonging and to form lifelong relationships with my peers. Although it’s no secret that Notre Dame attracts only the best professors in the field, Notre Dame also attracts the best students from around the world; it is an honor to know that I will be learning right alongside them for the next four years.

I intend to use my Notre Dame education as a platform for personal growth and education, as well as to give back to the community. I know the University strives not just to educate you academically, but to develop you to become a better person. As part of that, my plan is to use my education to fully explore all my personal and academic interests. I am inquisitive by nature, and have never shied away from asking the hard questions; I intend to become a journalist or a documentarian. I would like to use my platform as a journalist to raise awareness on key issues around the globe, as well as to effect change in the world around us. I believe that a Notre Dame education is the first vital step in helping me achieve this goal.

Hairong Deng

Affiliated High School of Peking University, Beijing

Lingxiao Gao

Affiliated High School of Peking University, Beijing

Daniel Lin

Taipei American School, Taipei

Yuzhou Lin

Chengdu Shi Shi High School, Chengdu

Jiayu Lu

High School Affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai

Rachel Wang

Shanghai High School International Division, Shanghai

Tianyi Wang

Nanjing Foreign Language School, Nanjing

Ziyu Zeng

Affiliated High School of South China Normal University, Guangzhou

Kai Zhang

Qingdao No. 2 High School, Qingdao

Yuyang Zhang

High School Affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai