A Nigerian American super student, Ifeoma Thorpe – 17-year-old New Jersey teenager, has been accepted by all eight Ivy League schools this year — Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard. Ifeoma and her parents were immigrants living in New Jersey USA and they were originally from South east Nigeria.
Ifeoma won’t officially graduate from Morris Hills High School until June, and as of now she isn’t quite sure which school she’ll choose. The high school senior recently told ABC NY, “I got into Harvard early action so I figured I’ll just go there, so then I got into all the others and I was like, wait now I don’t know where I want to go.”
“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!” Ifeoma told CNN affiliate WABC-TV.
Ifeoma Hopes to Become a Cardiologist One Day
She wants 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.
She is also Winner of SELMA Speech and Essay Contest
The winners of the National Liberty Museum’s SELMA Speech and Essay Contest, supported by the John Templeton Foundation in partnership with Paramount Pictures, were announced on April 21, 2015. In the year that marked the 50th anniversary of the Selma march, the top prize was awarded jointly to two teens, who each received the $5,000 Grand Prize at a ceremony in Philadelphia. The ceremony included a keynote speech from former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford, an original Selma marcher and advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students getting into all of the Ivies is a monumental feat, but it’s happened to a handful of teens over the past couple of years — Kwasi Enin in 2014, Harold Ekeh in 2015 and Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna and Kelly Hyles last year.