GOOD NEWS NY Teen with 101.6 GPA Gets Into All 8 Ivy League Schools
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna is high school valedictorian.
She has a weighted GPA of 101.6, based, reportedly, on a scale of 100.
And this spring, the 17-year-old added another impressive feat to her resume – she gained acceptance to all eight Ivy League schools.
Unbelievable as it is, this is the second time in two years it’s happened at Elmont Memorial High School in Long Island, New York, The Associated Press reported.
Harold Ekeh, the student who set the same record last year, got into 13 schools. He decided to attend Yale.
In addition to the Ivies, Augusta was admitted to MIT, Johns Hopkins University and New York University.
She told reporters she owes her success to “the hardworking ideals of the town of Elmont, my supportive parents and my dedicated teachers.”
“I am elated but most importantly I am thankful,” she said.
The teen told CNN she hasn’t decided yet where to go.
“I know attending any of them will be such a great honor,” Augusta said. “But for now, it’s just so amazing. I really can’t believe it, still.”