This fall, current Elgin High School senior Jacob Neidig will be attending Stanford University in California.
Stanford was only one of the seven universities that accepted Jacob when he applied; he was also accepted into Harvard University, Brown University, the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, Houston Baptist University and the Canfield Business Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin.
In high school, Jacob has been an outstanding student both in and outside the classroom. While maintaining a 4.0 grade point average in his advanced placement courses and number one rank, Jacob also participated in numerous extracurricular activities.
All four years of high school, Jacob participated in football, baseball and a new sport every year. Jacob has also been active in the community through his time volunteering at Dell Children’s Hospital and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Jacob also volunteered during other events in the community by himself and through the Elgin High School Key Club, which he has resided over as president during his senior year. In his sophomore year of high school, Jacob was inducted into the National Honor Society, where he serves as president. Jacob was also an active member of Elgin High School’s FFA chapter his sophomore year, where he participated in a radio broadcasting team and was an ambassador as Elgin’s Austin Community College campus built its new Veterinary Technology building.
Jacob said that prioritization, time management and focus were two huge keys to balancing successful academic, extracurricular and social lives. Jacob says that being above average in school starts with a dream and expands by challenging yourself.
To recognize him for his achievements, Texas Representative John Cyrier, who represents Elgin in the Texas Legislature, has authored a resolution to “commend Jacob Henry Neidig for his outstanding academic achievements and extend to him sincere best wishes.” The resolution was to be introduced and voted on Tuesday morning.
At Stanford, Jacob plans to double major in political science and economics. After graduating from Stanford, Jacob would like to attend law school to go on to practice as an attorney, eventually participating in government and politics.
Jacob would like to thank God first and foremost. He would also like to thank his family, teachers and friends for believing in and supporting him. Congratulations and well wishes to Jacob in his future endeavors.