Nigerian-American Teen Accepted to All 8 Ivy League Schools
For the second time in two years, all eight Ivy League schools have offered admission to a teenager from Nigeria.
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna is in her final year at Elmont High School in Long Island, New York. She is at the top of their game, academically speaking. Few Americans are able to get accepted into every one of the Ivy League schools.
The eight are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University.
In addition, the teenager was accepted at four other schools in the United States. They are Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The 17-year old is valedictorian of her high school class. She has a grade point average of 101.6.
In a press release, Uwamanzu-Nna credits her success to the ideals of the town of Elmont, New York, her supportive parents and her teachers. She said she is "elated" and "thankful".
Last year, Harold Ekeh from Elmont Memorial High was accepted for admission at all eight Ivy League schools. He chose to attend Yale University after having a total of 13 schools to choose from.
Ekeh was born in Nigeria and came to the United States when he was 8 years old. Uwamanzu-Nna is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants.
She was a finalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search for her research on cement. Researchers say her findings could help prevent underwater oil rigs from breaking apart.
She plans to seek a science-related study program in college.
Uwamanzu-Nna has yet to make a decision on what school she will attend. But with her admission to 12 schools guaranteed, the decision is sure to be a difficult one.
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今年是乌瓦曼祖-纳在纽约长岛的埃尔蒙特纪念高中的最后一个学年 。她的学习成绩十分优异 。能够同时接到美国所有常青藤大学录取通知的学生寥寥无几 。
这位17岁的少女将作为毕业生代表致辞 。她的高中平均成绩为101.6分 。
接受采访时，乌瓦曼祖-纳将自己的成功归功于纽约埃尔蒙特镇的精神，父母及老师的支持 。她说自己很“高兴”，很“感激” 。
去年，同在埃尔蒙特纪念高中就读的哈罗德·伊克也被8所常春藤大学录取 。他总共收到13所高等学府的录取通知，而最终选择去耶鲁大学深造 。
伊克出生于尼日利亚，8岁时随父母移居美国 。而乌瓦曼祖-纳是尼日利亚移民之女 。
凭借对水泥的研究，她入围2016年英特尔科学奖的决赛 。科研人员表示她的发明有助于防止地下油井破裂 。
目前，乌瓦曼祖-纳尚未决定要去哪所学校 。面对12所大学的录取通知，这的确是个困难的决定 。