Teen Who Was Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools Makes Her Decision
We reported on a Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, valedictorian of a local Long Island high school, after she was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. Well, it looks like the overachieving teen has finally picked her top school according to CNN reports:
Surrounded by her classmates donning their own college choice T-shirts, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna approached the podium and unzipped the black jacket she was wearing to reveal a crimson T-shirt revealing her decision: Harvard.
Uwamanzu-Nna said getting into all 12 schools she applied to has been an “exciting and surreal experience,” but making the final decision was not easy.
Uwamanzu-Nna said she approached the choice with an “open mind” but when it came down to selecting her school, Harvard’s “dedication to excellence .. in all students” stood out.
Uwamanzu-Nna, who is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants, said the school’s “strong Nigerian presence” was also attractive.
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of an exciting spring for Uwamanzu-Nna, who recently attended the White House Science Fair, where she got to meet President Obama.
She was also named her school’s valedictorian and was a finalist at the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search for her research on cement that could help prevent underwater oil rigs from rupturing.
Augusta was also accepted to Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute along with Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University!!!