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Ifeoma White-Thorpe, like many other teens during this time, was waiting patiently to get her college admission results.
Before opening her eighth Ivy League college admission letter, she told WABC: “I was shaking…like, oh my gosh…this might be eight out of eight.”
“I think my love for poetry and writing just really stood out.”
At her high school in Delville New Jersey, Ifeoma juggles academics with extracurricular activities — acing AP classes and serving as the student government president.
“I want to go into global health and study biology…many of them have great research facilities, so I was like, I might as well just shoot my shot and apply” Ifeoma White-Thorpe/WABC
“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,’” Ifeoma added.
Now she must decide which school she will attend after graduating from high school in June and to her, it all depends one thing — financial aid.
Her proud parents, Andre and Patricia White-Thorpe said that they’re the leaving the decision up to her.
“At this point none of the schools I’ve applied to said they give merit scholarships, so I’m praying that they give me some more financial aid or some money, shout out to all of those schools, please give me something,” Ifeoma said.
Her success is proof that hard work does pay off.