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Dear Admissions Committee,

I have known Ömer for 5 years. I was his math teacher in the class
and mathematics olympiad teacher outside the class. With his great conscience
and determination, Ömer demonstrated tremendous effort and growth throughout
the year and became the inspiration for his friends with both his hard work and
personality. He has that combination of a positive attitude and the belief that
he can always improve that’s rare in a high school student but so
essential to the learning process. I am confident that he will continue to
display the same commitment and diligence in everything he does. I highly
recommend Ömer for admission to your school.

He was also the reason why I was at Fatih High School of Science.
With his great desire to study olympiad, he had convinced the school
administration to conduct olympiad studies professionally and prepare them for
International Olympiad in Mathematics(IMO), therefore I was invited. I accepted
the offer especially because of the presence of such a person and passionate
young men with him. He is respected by his peers and known for his great
personality and academic success in the school community.

He welcomed the challenges olympiad brought. He challenged his
mind deeply with the olympiad’s complex problems. Due to all his hard
work, he became very successful. He truly demonstrated a growth mindset, and he
inspired his peers to adopt that valuable perspective, too. His presence always
gave his friends a confidence. His great sense of humor made hard lectures of
olympiad enjoyable both for me and others. I didn’t see such a student in my
lifetime that people around are that much bounded to.

Due to the conflicts in our country, the way to IMO was closed for
Ömer and his friends. I know that his dream was to be a great economist to
really wiggle the world. To achieve that he wanted to study at the US and
mathematics olympiad was a great indicator of his success. But of course, this
isn’t the only indicator of the success. Therefore, he didn’t give up and
worked for the National University Entrance Exam at which he became 34th that
is enough to prove his intelligence, and his ability to achieve anything if he
focuses on. I also know that he rejected all the offers in Turkey to go to US.
The decision he made was very critisized at the time. But simultaneously, every
people knew that if Ömer is going for something he will get it. I know see that
despite the difficulties he faced for about 2 years, he successfully managed
the process until today and have no doubt that he will also be very successful
at college.

Ömer is a gifted, trustworthy, humorous and helpful student and
friend who supports others in and out of the classroom. He was a pleasure to
have in class, and his positive attitude and confidence in himself, even in the
face of difficulty, is an immensely admirable asset. I’m confident that he will
continue to demonstrate the same diligence, perseverance, and optimism that he
showed to us. I strongly recommend this brilliant individual for admission to
your undergraduate program in Economics. Please feel free to contact me with
any further questions.


Hüseyin Ra?a