A statewide math test during Haejin’s freshman year of high school was her biggest challenge—and ultimately, her biggest reward.
Haejin was a bit apprehensive about math growing up, but as a young high school student, she decided to put all her effort into studying for an algebra proficiency test that would rank her against her peers across New York state.
After countless hours of studying and innumerable self-driven practice tests, Haejin earned a perfect score on the exam.
“The result showed me that if I put my mind to it, I could do anything,” said Haejin. “This experience helped me gain confidence in my abilities.”