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Teen Accepted to Every Ivy League School in U.S.

7 APR 2015
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It was certainly a happy day for Harold Ekeh when he got accepted to not just one, but all eight Ivy League schools in the U.S. Not only did he get into every Ivy school, he got into all 13 he applied to, including NYU, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Vanderbilt and SUNY Stony Brook.

Now residing in Long Island with his family, Harold was born in Nigeria and immigrated to the U.S as a child. While he always questioned his parent’s choice to move to America, they stuck by their reasons that there were more education options for their son in the U.S.  It seems that this decision paid off.

So how does one get accepted into an Ivy League school – let alone all eight?

While his high grades are certainly a factor (he scored a perfect GPA), Harold mentions that he served as vice-president of Model UN at his high school and was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper.

Harold plans to study medicine, an endeavour that began when his grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Though he hasn’t officially decided, he has hinted that he will attend Yale.

Source: CNN