Lately, young Filipinos are grabbing front page news for excellence on the global stage of the academe and sports.
Jacob Johann Wee, 21, is one of 2021’s shining Philippine stars. He earned highest honors, double summa cum laude, for double degrees — Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania.
Quite an amazing feat to graduate with highest honors in the school where Elon Musk, Manny Pangilinan, and Mar Roxas, among others, were alumni.
The eldest of three kids, Jacob humbly attributes his academic achievement to “my parents, uncles, aunts, especially, Lolo and Lola, who taught me the importance of hard work. They work very hard in their respective careers and all their examples are a guide for me to follow.”
Jacob graduated with honors from Xavier School Greenhills in San Juan.