17-year-old Nigerian immigrant, Harold Ekeh, accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools in USA


Now comes the really hard part, deciding where to go. He actually got into all 13 schools he applied to, including MIT and Johns Hopkins. Ekeh founded a college mentoring program at his school. His goal is to get more students into top universities. He was
born in Nigeria and move to the U.S with his family when he was 8.

He speaks Igbo very well and has a 100.5% GPA. He plans to be a neurosurgeon. Outside school, Ekeh directs a youth choir at his church, plays the drums, is part of Key Club and Model UN and was elected to the Homecoming court. His advice to other high school students is simple:

“Like my parents always told us, the secret to success is unbridled resolve.”…… he finished his advice by saying: “Nna ehn, 4get dt thing. I’m d real whizkid, nt dt 26-year-old father of one 4rm Ojúelégba.” Only God knows who he was referring to. More details later…….

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