Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna is smiling and will continue smiling from ear to ear upon graduation high school. Why? Because, she’s got accepted to all eight Ivy League schools: Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, and University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to the Ivies, she was accepted by Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Augusta is valedictorian at Elmont Memorial High School, where she has a 101.64 weighted grade point average.
Yes, that’s right a GPA above 100% — amazing!
“I am elated, but most importantly, I am thankful,” Augusta, 17, told school officials at Sewanhaka Central High School District.
“Everyone dreams of being a celebrity,” she told NBC News. “But this was great for me to realize I serve as an inspiration to others who don’t have the same support system I have had.”
Augusta looked at each update for each school in ABC order and saw each acceptance after another. “I was screaming and crying and started running around the gym.”
“Education is very paramount in our family,” said her brother, who is a freshman at Cornell University, studying biological engineering.
“Augusta’s school days start from 7 in the morning until around 8 at night,” said Uwamanzu-Nna. “Not to mention all of the homework assignments, scholarship and other miscellaneous things she gets done.”
He said that while his sister was co-founder of her own tutoring service, she also works at another tutoring center on Saturdays.
“My parents taught me the value of education, not to take any opportunity for granted,”she said.
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