While we have been celebrating the Nigerian student with the highest GPA in the country, a new course of celebration – or rather bragging rights – emerges as a teenage Nigerian girl has taken the world by storm.
A New York teen is taking the concept of a perfect score to new heights, gaining admission to all eight elite Ivy League schools — and then some.
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna who is a New Yorker chose twelve universities in her college application this spring ad she aced it. Not some but all.
She got a 12/12 yes from all the schools she chose – and they are all Ivy League schools.
You know those world top schools you really wish you could attend if you had the money and the brains.
She was participating in a badminton game at 5 p.m. — roughly when the Ivy League results officially went live — and planning to finish the competition before heading home for the big reveal.
But the guidance counselor at her Long Island public school called her, unable to contain her excited impatience, and encouraged her to open her results at once.
“One by one, I opened all the schools,” Uwamanzu-Nna told Business Insider. “I saw I was getting accepted into each one, and when I came to the last one, I started crying. I literally was just crying and running around.” – BusinessInsider
The universities include Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
They want her so bad she has a deadline of May 1st to choose whose offer she’ll accept. Choices, choices, choices.
In a press release, the Nigerian Long -Islander said: “I am humbled by all of the college acceptance letters that I recently received. I am reminded that I have a responsibility to be a role model for others and use my experiences to encourage and inspire others, especially young women”.
The student of The Elmont Memorial High School rocked a 101.64 GPA transcript during her valedictorian as well as becoming a finalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search.
A daughter to Nigerian immigrants added more rubies to her crown after she recently got accepted to the White House Science Fair.
The grateful teenager gave all the credit to her school and teachers who “start their days at 7 a.m. and leave very late in the evening”.
She said: “My recent accomplishments reflect the hardworking ideals of the town of Elmont, my supportive parents, and my dedicated teachers. I am elated, but most importantly, I am thankful.”
Augusta also thanked her parents who have always taught her the value of hard work for all her accomplishments.
Last year, another Nigerian, Harold Ekeh, also a student of Elmont Memorial got accepted into 13 schools. He chose Yale.
“As a high schooler, what really explains my recent accomplishment is finding something I am passionate about,” she said, “and not being afraid of stepping outside of my comfort zone.”
Go girl, we are proud of you!