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Nigerian Teen Gets Accepted Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

Ifeoma White-Thorpe joins an elite group of students who've been accepted into all eight Ivy League Institutions.

Today in Black excellence news:


New Jersey teen, Ifeoma White-Thorpe, is the latest star scholar to gain admission into all eight Ivy League institutions: Harvard, Cornell, Yale, Princeton, Colombia, Brown, University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth College.

"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," said the teen upon receiving the news. "So many of them had great research facilities, so I figured, I might as well shoot my shot."

Well, it certainly paid off.

White-Thorpe, who is student body president at her high school, plans to study biology and purse a degree in global health, reports CNN.

She joins an elite group of first-generation African students who've accomplished this feat. Last year, New York teen Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna was also accepted eight out of eight, Harold Ekeh was in 2015, and Ghanaian-American teen Kwasi Enin the year before then.

Ifeoma spoke with ABC News yesterday about her momentous achievement, watch the clip below.

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