Jocelyn Ko ’07 was recognized in early May for her outstanding work at Stanford University by receiving the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement. This is one of Stanford’s most selective academic awards. Based on overall academic performance, it is given to 25 students from the graduating class in the School of Humanities and Sciences.
One of the features of the award is the in-person recognition of a secondary school teacher that has influenced the recipient most in their academic careers, and Ko chose to honor Evan Barth as her selection. In his short address, Barth highlighted Ko’s strong work ethic and amazing attitude, even when under extreme pressure. “We knew she was a rock star here, but now we know she was a rock star at Stanford, too,” said Barth. “As I said at the ceremony, the best part about Jocelyn is her amazing attitude and smile that persists even when working really hard.”
Ko is currently writing her honors thesis that discusses targeting tumors and accelerating their treatment. She is taking a year “off” before med school and will be working in Hawaii with native Hawaiian health issues.