Congrats are in order for one New Jersey teen, Ifeoma White-Thorpe, who per reports has a very tough decision on her hands — which Ivy League school to attend.
As high school students stand by to hear back from the college of their choice, White-Thorpe, a Morris Hills High School senior, received the shock of her life when she nabbed not one, two, three but eight acceptance letters to the nation’s crème de la crème collegiate institutions. According to White-Thorpe, when it came to applying for college, she thought to just “shoot [her] shot” and go for the nation’s best.
And, one-by-one, the big envelopes rolled in. “Harvard College, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, UPenn, Columbia … Brown,” the 17-year-old recently told WABC of nabbing entry into the most prestigious universities, while thumbing through acceptance letters.
“I was shaking. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!” the teen recalled. “And I was like, ‘This might be eight out of eight’ and I clicked it and it said, ‘Congratulations.’”
White-Thorpe is student government president at the Rockaway high school, CNN reports. As for her goals, she hopes to “go into global health and study biology,” noting that each school is equipped with “great research facilities,” and “so I was like, I might as well just shoot my shot and apply,” she added.
As if honing in on which school suits all her needs, White-Thorpe revealed she was also accepted to Stanford University. “I was shaking, 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 and then I was like, what did I say?” she exclaimed. “I got into Harvard early action so I figured I’ll just go there, so then I got into all the others and I was like, wait now I don’t know where I want to go.”
While White-Thorpe was clearly surprised by the incredible news, her mother confessed she expected nothing less from her hardworking daughter. “She has always been a hardworking girl,” Pat White-Thorpe told ABC News. “As a little girl, she was a great writer. I remember when she was in kindergarten. She spoke on behalf of the kindergarten class and it blew our minds away,” her beloved mother added.
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