Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, a Long Island Nigerian-born teen who received acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League schools has decided where she’ll attend college in the fall.
Surrounded by her classmates donning their own college choice T-shirts, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna approached the podium and unzipped the black jacket she was wearing to reveal a crimson T-shirt revealing her decision: Harvard!
Uwamanzu-Nna said getting into all 12 schools she applied to has been an “exciting and surreal experience,” but making the final decision was not easy The 17-year-old said she approached the choice with an “open mind” but when it came down to selecting her school, Harvard’s “dedication to excellence .. in all students” stood out.
Uwamanzu-Nna, who is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants, said the school’s “strong Nigerian presence” was also attractive.
Source: Elmont Memorial HS/CNN