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GENIUS: See Nigerian Teen That Has Been Accepted Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

A Nigerian student attending  Elmont Memorial High School in Long Island has been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, Elmont’s valedictorian, will now have to choose which of the eight schools we will be attending. Uwamanzu-Nna was also accepted to the four additional schools to which she applied. The experience has been surreal, Uwamanzu-Nna said ina press release. “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,”she said. Uwamanzu-Nna is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. “Though I was born here in America, I visited Nigeriamany times,” Uwamanzu-Nna told CNN affiliate WABC. “And I’ve seen that my cousins don’t have the same opportunities that I have. So definitely, whatever I do, I want to make sure that it has an impact on Nigeria.” Uwamanzu-Nna plans to pursue a science-related major. She was a finalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search for her research on cement that could help prevent underwater oil rigs from rupturing. On Monday, she received an invitation to the White House Science Fair. She is hoping to attend a school where she is able tocombine her varied scientific interests, which include biochemistry and environmental studies, she said in the press release. There are no secrets to academic success, she said.Her 101.64 weighted GPA was earned through hard work. “I’ve struggled with numerous classes in the past,” Uwamanzu-Nna told WABC. “But I guess what allowed me to be successful … is my persistence and my tenacity.” Uwamanzu-Nna hasn’t made a final decision on what school she will attend, but with acceptance to 12 schools, she has a tough decision to make.


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