For a document headed To Whom It May Concern, recommendation letters sure do have a lot of importance. In today’s world, there really isn’t anything much that you can do without recommendations – even if it is something as simple as enrolling into high school. For academic institutes, it is imperative that they hire high achievers. But they cannot possibly know if a student will be one unless he or she is tested on several levels.
Letters of recommendation written for students entering high school need to portray the student as a perfect scholar – and not just academically but otherwise as well. A student who has been an A grader throughout middle school and has had considerable participation in extracurricular activities, will be preferred.
While we might think that a stream of A graders in one class, makes a boring combination, that is the way of the world. And if you are in a situation where you are asked to write a recommendation letter for a student who is entering high school, keep you creative stream ready. You can write a lot – from talking about good behavior to mentioning excellences in baseball, everything will work in her or his favor.
You can look through the following sample to help you start off on the right note:
October 11, 2016
To Whom It May Concern
I am writing on behalf of Debra Wilson, who has been a student in my English Literature class at St. James School for 4 years now. She is aspiring to join your high school and I do not think that there is a more suitable student to do so. Let me briefly explain why.
Debra has been a credit to my class ever since she graduated from junior school. She has gained commanding expertise in the intricacies of literature – both old and contemporary. Due to her infectious enthusiasm, she was chosen to lead the drama and literature clubs last year, which she has led with exceptional insight and authority.
But academics are not Debra’s only forte. Apart from the drama and literature clubs, she has been actively involved in baseball and swimming, both of which she excels at. In 2016, she is expected to qualify for the State Swimming Championship which I believe she will ace.
I highly recommend Debra as a motivated and hardworking young lady, who has the capacity to succeed at any academic or extracurricular task assigned to her. If you would like to discuss her capabilities and suitability for your high school program, please feel free to contact me at (000) 544-1487.
St. James School
12 44th Avenue NE
Binford, ND 01927