Long Island High Schooler Accepted by All 8 Ivy League Colleges

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    Long Island High Schooler Accepted by All 8 Ivy League Colleges

    Good for him.

    "A high school senior on Long Island has a big decision to make: He has been accepted to all 13 colleges he applied to, including all eight Ivy League schools.

    On March 31, when the official college decisions were posted online, Harold Ekeh logged onto his computer in Elmont, New York. The 17-year-old was shocked to discover he was accepted to all eight Ivies, as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, New York University and SUNY Stony Brook.

    His mother was with him when the great news came in.

    "Everyone was so excited and surprised," he said. "The hard work paid off."

    Ekeh's impressive high school resume spans from conducting scientific research, to starting a college prep mentoring program, to serving as editor-in-chief of the newspaper and vice president of Model United Nations.

    But Ekeh's true passion is medicine. He says he plans to attend medical school and specialize in neurosurgery.

    "I knew I wanted to go to a really good school that would allow me to get into a great medical school," he said.

    Ekeh said he didn't have a certain college in mind until he visited Yale with his high school's Model United Nations team.

    "I got to see how passionate people are at Yale," he said. "That skewed me to start leaning towards Yale in my junior year."

    Wherever he ends up, Ekeh says he's looking forward to college courses that "spark my intellectual curiosity."

    "And I want to learn things outside the classroom," he said. "I'm looking forward to hands-on internships and travel abroad opportunities."

    "And definitely the student life," he added. "The new friends that I'll meet. I'm sure I'll meet long-lasting friends there."

    So how will the high schooler make his big decision?

    "I still have to make visits to other schools like Harvard, Princeton and MIT," he said today. "That's what I'll do in the upcoming weeks."

    He has until May 1 to decide."


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    Wasn't there another kid that did this a year or so ago...still it's remarkable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Wasn't there another kid that did this a year or so ago...still it's remarkable.
    Yep, there was a kid who accomplished this last year. His name was Kwasi Enin and he ended up choosing Yale. It is pretty remarkable to accomplish as these schools turn down over 90% of the applicants. From what I've seen Harvard lets in less than 6 out of every 100 applicants.

    It's cool and pretty remarkable, but I'm not sure why you would apply to so many schools.

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    Over in the College Bball thread they were ragging on a guy for having 10 schools on his list of where he might want to go and this genius has 13? haha jk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Over in the College Bball thread they were ragging on a guy for having 10 schools on his list of where he might want to go and this genius has 13? haha jk!
    Very nicely done. Staying above the curve.

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    Some universities use a "Common Application" where students fill out one application that is used for multiple schools. As a teacher, I have provided online letters of recommendations for students for the common application. Perhaps that was the situation with this student. One application, multiple offers.

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    Saw this story on the nightly news the other day, very impressive! Remember the name.

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    Another kid has been accepted to all Ivy schools.

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