This 17-Year-Old was Just Accepted to All Eight Ivy League Schools
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna just owned the college acceptance game: She was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. The 17-year-old was valedictorian at her Long Island high school, Elmont Memorial High.
"I am humbled by all of the college acceptance letters that I recently received," Uwamanzu-Nna said in a press release from her school. "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."
Oh yeah, and Uwamanzu-Nna, who has a weighted GPA of 101.64, was also accepted to Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She credits her parents, teachers and old-fashioned hard work for her super-impressive feat.
"I've struggled with numerous classes in the past," Uwamanzu-Nna told ABC7. "But I guess what allowed me to be successful, ultimately, in those classes, at the end, is my persistence and my tenacity."
Last year, her school's salutatorian Harold Ekeh was also accepted to all of the Ivies. He chose to attend Yale University.
Uwamanzu-Nna will decide on a school by May 1st, and says she wants to focus on biochemistry and environmental studies.