A 17-year-old Ghanian high school senior from Long Island is making headlines across the country after being accepted in to all eight of the top Ivy League colleges.
This marks the second time this month that a young black male received national recognition for being accepted to multiple Ivy League schools. Clap for ‘em.
via NY Daily News
A Long Island high schooler has run the Ivy League table.
Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old senior at William Floyd High School in Mastic, has been accepted into each of the eight elite Ivy colleges and universities.
“By applying to all eight, I figured it would better the chances of getting into one,” he said.
Collectively, the Ivy League schools accepted less than 9% of all applicants for the class of 2018, ranging from 5.9% at Harvard to 14% at Cornell.
“I’ve never seen anything like it in my 15 years as a high school counselor,” said Nancy Winkler, Enin’s guidance counselor. “He’s going to be a leader in whatever he chooses.”
Enin, the son of immigrant nurses from Ghana, wants to be a physician.
“I’m thinking of being a cardiologist or neurologist,” said Enin, who lives in Shirley. “A doctor is a community leader, a protector, someone who people turn to … when they need help.”
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