African American Teen Accepted Into ‘All 8’ Ivy League Schools (Watch)

Ifeoma White-Thorpe
Ifeoma White-Thorpe

*Wow! One teenage student and her family must be on cloud 9 right now as they celebrate her acceptance into ALL 8 of the Ivy League schools she applied to. Her name is Ifeoma White-Thorpe, she’s a 17-year-old senior at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway.

As the New Jersey resident reads from acceptance letters she received from Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard and Stanford University she gushes as she tells WABC-TV.

“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…'”

The 17-year-old beauty is said to ace all of her classes and is Student Government President at her school. She says she loves the great research facilities available in her desired field of global health as she studies Biology.

She says being accepted to all of them makes it hard to decide which one to attend; especially since they are not necessarily offering much financial aide.

“She understands the importance of giving back to her school service and currently serves the student body as the student government association president,” proud principal Todd Toriello tells ABC. “As a senior, she’s challenged herself in rigorous course work. … In my relationship with her, she has always been a respectful individual and we are just so proud of her and her accomplishments.”

Watch the video of the excited teen speaking to WABC-TV directly below.

We’re so very proud of you, Ifeoma!


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