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College Profile: Alex Mescher, Stanford

Alex will study mechanical engineering this fall at his dream school.
Alex Mescher, from Otto, NC, will head to Stanford University this fall to pursue his dream of becoming a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur.

A National Merit Commended Student, Alex is at the top of his class academically and is a well-rounded student leader on campus; he presides over several clubs, wrestles on the varsity team, stays active in our STEAM program, and starred in the musical this fall. Stanford is ranked No. 3 in Best Global Universities by US News and World Report and is a highly-selective university with a 4% acceptance rate.

“Rabun Gap gave me a place where I was encouraged to pursue my interests in and out of the classroom. Rabun Gap allowed me to start clubs, hold leadership positions, and excel in the classroom, all of which made me a better student and leader. Additionally, the college counseling department gave me so much feedback when I was writing my applications, and that was instrumental in my success in getting into my dream college.”
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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we prepare young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service.