Teen sweeps Ivy League acceptances

There’s nothing like a straight flush when playing a game of poker; as the highest winning hand, no amount of luck can top that magic combination. But Ifeoma White-Thorpe got a straight flush of a different kind, and she didn’t even need luck — her brains and talent were more than enough.

According to Mic, the senior Morris Hills High School in New Jersey recently was accepted into all eight Ivy League colleges and universities in addition to Stanford University. With plans to study biology, Mic said White-Thorpe almost settled on one school after being accepted early:

“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,'” she told ABC-7 News.

While White-Thorpe “ranks high in her advanced placement classes and serves as president of her high school’s student government,” she was also named a winner of the National Liberty Museum’s Selma Speech and Essay Contest, according to Mic, beating out over 800 applications with her spoken word poem on “equal educational access, freedom and racial justice.”

With a resume like this before leaving high school, we’re confident that White-Thorpe will succeed no matter what school she chooses.

Congratulations, Ifeoma!


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