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NJ Teen accepted to all 8 IVY league schools

Ifeoma White-Thorpe

A New Jersey teen has been granted admission to the most prestigious colleges in the United States.

Ifeoma White-Thorpe, 17, a senior at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, received acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League schools — Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard. She was also accepted to Stanford University.

Ifeoma White-Thorpe said she was shaking when she got the eighth acceptance letter.

“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!” White-Thorpe told CNN affiliate WABC-TV.

White-Thorpe, a senior and student government president at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, has to choose between Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Dartmouth and Brown.

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.

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.

In 2015, Ifeoma was named a winner of the national Selma Speech and Essay Contest.

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Ifeoma White-Thorpe

Ifeoma spends her free time doing community service volunteering at a food bank, a homeless shelter and for the American Heart Association.

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Now that she has plenty of choices, Ifeoma must decide which school she will attend.

Ifeoma wants to study biology and hopes to become a cardiologist, her mother said. Her parents said the choice is totally up to her; White-Thorpe said she just doesn’t know yet.

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She can add another elite school to the mix as well — she also got into Stanford.

So where will she go?

Story by thesource.com

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