Ashley Adirika, a Nigerian American has shown academic excellence by being accepted into all eight Ivy League schools in the United States.
Ivy League schools are a group of universities in the USA with a reputation for high scholastic achievement and social prestige.
CNN reports that Ashley, who had applied to all the universities, was surprised to discover she got acceptance letters from all the top schools.
The 17-year-old was accepted into Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale, all at the same time.
The Florida teen, who graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School, also got accepted to seven other top-rated schools, including Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Emory. Making it a total of 15 acceptance letters from top universities.
Ashley Adirika is the daughter of a Nigeria immigrant
Ashley, whose mother emigrated to the US from Nigeria three decades ago said she was extremely surprised when she got each new acceptance letter.
“I just decided to shoot my shot at all of them and see if it would land. And I had no idea that I would get accepted into all of them,” she said.
The teenager disclosed that her siblings and her got excited, screamed, and jumped around over the academic feat.
ABC News reports that Adirika said she could not have achieved this without the help of her mother and older sisters who she thanked for their role in inspiring and encouraging her to pursue her passions in life.
“They empowered me and supported me throughout the entire way. So whatever dream I have, big or small, they’ve just been my No. 1 fans,” she stated.
Ashley picked Harvard
She picked Harvard, where she plans to major in government.
Ashley said she looks forward to learning more about herself, her place in the world, and how to “maximize the impact” she has in empowering communities when she starts at Harvard University.
In another news, a Nigerian tech entrepreneur, Kingsley Ezeani, has again done the country proud by graduating from Harvard University with a master’s degree in Public Administration.
The young tech enthusiast who got accepted to Harvard on a full scholarship shared the news on his LinkedIn page.
Passionately stating what it means to him, he said, “I graduated from Harvard against all odds! I was the first in my family to study outside Nigeria and I got accepted to Harvard on a full scholarship!”
Attached to his post is a picture of him dressed in his graduation robe.