High school junior earns spot in Harvard’s summer program

Rian King
Rian King

Rian King, 17, of Ridgefield, a junior in the Achieve Program at Ethan Allen Preparatory, a full-day golf and education program that works in tandem with the Golf Performance Center, has been accepted into Harvard University’s Pre-College Program. The two-week summer program, taking place July 7-19, is available to high school students, ages 15-18, from around the world.
To be accepted, students are required to answer essay questions and submit a high school transcript.
King is enrolled in Invention, Innovation, and Markets, an economics course that will be taught by Dr. Ashley Nunes, a fellow in Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program and a research scientist at MIT. According to the course catalog, the course explores the economic costs and consequences of technological change and students will explore the ensuing impact on consumers, firms, and governments, and debate what this means for public policy.
During the two weeks, King will live on campus in a historic undergraduate house near Harvard Square and experience life as a college students as he learns and studies in a collaborative academic environment with like-minded students.
In addition to class work, King will take part in co-curricular activities, workshops, team-building events, and more. He is looking forward to experiencing life at an Ivy League School and expanding his perspective, saying, “These social and intellectual interactions will provide me with the opportunity to enhance my creativity and develop a more in-depth understanding of relevant global topics.”