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The mind of a brilliant teen is much to be desired, in a world that demands production and science research effort. A Nigerian teen was surprised as she opened acceptance letter to all 8 Ivy League US colleges.
“I was like, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, like this might be eight out of eight and I clicked it and it said ‘Congratulations’ and I was like oh my goodness!”
Those were the words of Ifeoma White-Thorpe, Nigerian born and a senior/student government president at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, New Jersey, who was shocked to receive 8 letters of acceptance to all major Ivy League college and one additional school.
She has the privilege most teens only dream of, while many struggle in hopes of getting accepted into 1 college, this young, vibrant and brilliant teen, now has the luxury of deciding which college best suits her.
Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, UPenn are the colleges that proudly accepted White-Thorpe.
She spoke candidly about her experience while opening her final letter and her reaction after being accepted to all 8.
“So many of them have research facilities, so I was like, I might as well just shoot my shot and apply.”
This brilliant US Nigerian teen was also the 2015 national Selma Speech and essay competition winner, is now faced with the ‘tough’ decision of picking the college of her choice in a few months.
It was later revealed that she also got accepted to Stanford University as well.
Ifeoma, has made her decision to study biology and pursue a career in global health. Since all of the Ivy League schools “have great research facilities,” she decided to apply to them all.
Students getting into all of the Ivies is a monumental feat, but it has happened to a handful of teens over the past couple of years — Kwasi Enin in 2014, the son of Ghanian parents, Harold Ekeh in 2015, born in Nigeria, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, the daughter of Nigerian immigrants and Kelly Hyles last year from Guyana.