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Ifeoma White-Thorpe: New Jersey teen gets accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools
Quadruplet brothers in Ohio have all been accepted at some of the nation’s top universities, including each of them to both Yale and Harvard.
The Wade brothers of the northern Cincinnati suburb of Liberty Township say they have been notified in recent days of acceptances from a number of notable schools. Lakota East High School principal Suzanna Davis tells the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News that the four seniors epitomize academic focus but are well-rounded, “great young men” with individual personalities.
Aaron, Nick, Nigel and Zachary haven’t made their decisions, though Aaron likes Stanford University and his three brothers are leaning toward Yale. Financial aid offers likely will play an important role.
The youths said they are grateful to their parents and to the Lakota schools and their teachers.
“It’s really something we couldn’t have done on our own without all the support we have had through our lives,” Nick said. “It has been awesome.”
Their mother, Kim Wade, is a junior high school principal in the Lakota district, and their father, Darrin Wade, works at General Electric Co.
“We feel like getting into these schools show who the people around us are,” Nigel said.
Zachary added that they have always gotten encouragement that “the sky’s the limit” with their hard work.
“We were never told that we couldn’t get somewhere,” Zachary said.
The Washington Post reports that Harvard doesn’t comment on admission statuses and that Yale said by policy, it doesn’t discuss admitted students.
Ifeoma White-Thorpe was shocked when she got her eighth acceptance letter to an Ivy League school. She had applied to every single Ivy League university, and all eight of them wanted her.
“I was like, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, like this might be eight out of eight and I clicked it and it said ‘Congratulations’ and I was like oh my goodness!” White-Thorpe told CNN affiliate WABC-TV.
White-Thorpe had applied to all eight schools because she wants to study biology and ultimately get a global health career. Since all of the Ivy League schools “have great research facilities,” she applied to all of them.
But now she has a decision to make.
According to her parents, the decision is hers alone, but she hadn’t chosen yet. No matter the choice, though, we’re extending our congratulations to Ifeoma. Way to go!