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Name: Elizabeth H.

Hometown: Maryland

Anticipated Major: Electrical Engineering

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? Living in Maryland, I’ve always seen the name Johns Hopkins floating around from the hospital, to the Applied Physics Laboratory, to the school itself. Receiving a great education and being somewhat close to home were something aspects that were important to me and Hopkins provided exactly that. Volleyball also played a part as to why I chose to apply to Johns Hopkins. I’ve been playing volleyball since the age of 12 and had been in the middle of the college recruiting process when I decided to contact the coach at Hopkins. After going on tour of the campus, learning more about the school from current students, and talking to the coach and players from the volleyball team, I finally decided to commit and apply early decision to Johns Hopkins!

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? If you have the drive, you will succeed. As long of you yourself are motivated and passionate about something, you can achieve it no matter what life throws at you.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Explore the city! Besides my academic and volleyball, I spend a lot of my time doing photography and I feel that living in such a culturally dense city, like Baltimore, there are many places to take photos.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? One big piece of advice I’d give to high school students on the college search is to really explore all your options. At first some school may not really appeal to you, but if you really look into it there may be some surprising things about it that interest you. Also some more advice, start the scholarship search and application early. It really helps to make things easier later on.