Miguel’s acceptance to Stanford


Miguel Tejeda

Selfie taken by the scholar himself. Tejeda proudly displays his Stanford shirt after being accepted.

Sydnie Bierma, Student Life Editor

A high achieving student has spoken of his dream of attending Stanford University in sunny California since early freshman year. He fell in love with the campus freshman year after attending a virtual tour. “I always knew I wanted to go to a top 20 school,” claimed Tejeda. In his opinion the school is prestigious, but not toxic which really put him over the edge in his decision.


Throughout his high school career, he pushed his academic schedule to prepare for the prestigious colleges he was applying to. He included taking early periods like Soul’d out, which actually brought down his weighted gpa, but was worth it in the end and is something Tejeda really enjoys. Where the future scholar really rises above is his involvement at WVHS and the community. He participates in 6 different clubs: MECha, NHS, Interact, Community Outreach Club, Community Leaders of Wilsonville, and Link Crew. Most recently he took the opportunity to present in front of the school board. This is something he mentioned in his interview with the Stanford Alumni.


As far as his application process goes he and Alyssa both started working on the Common App in August and had it perfected by mid September. This allowed him to work on supplemental essays in October — reducing stress. He “…submitted an essay that wasn’t an 1,000 level essay, but that was true to myself and my values.” he reflected. 


His moment of acceptance, “was an all time high” claimed Tejeda. It felt surreal. His mom was in the room and gave him a great big hug. All the hard work and dedication had paid off. The blood, sweat, and tears was worth it. He plans on studying political science at Stanford, then continuing on with law school.