Meriden student admitted to Harvard University

20 October 2017

A Meriden graduate from the class of 2017, Inde Halligan, has been admitted to Harvard University. The 17-year-old will leave Australia to take up her place at the prestigious university in January 2018.  Inde received news of her admission in October while she was preparing to sit the Higher School Certificate examinations.

Recognised as one of the leading universities in the world, Harvard boasts 48 Nobel Laureates, 32 heads of state and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners amongst its alumni. The names T S Eliot, John Adams, Al Gore, Barack Obama, Theodore Roosevelt and John F Kennedy appear on Harvard’s list of alumni.

Inde Halligan is one of only five Australians who are expected to be admitted to Harvard in 2018.  The university accepts only 2,000 prospective freshmen annually from a pool of more than 35,000 applicants.

Together with her outstanding academic record, Inde has achieved at the top of her sport of water polo while studying at Meriden. Now she will play water polo for the Harvard University Crimsons. Inde joins an increasing number of Meriden graduates who are studying at leading USA universities and competing in the competitive world of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sport.