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17 Years Old Igbo Girl Gets Eight University Admission In USA



Miss Ifeoma Thrope-White a black girl born of Nigerian parents have successfully made a breakthrough by being accepted into eight Ivy league schools in the United States namely Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Upenn, Brown, Cornell, Darthmouth, Princeton and Stanford.

“I was shaking, 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…'” Ifeoma told WABC-TV.

The principal of Morris High School Principal Todd Toriello stated that Miss Ifeoma has been a student leader for the entire four years.

“She understands the importance of giving back to her school service and currently serves the student body as the student government association president,” Toriello said. “As a senior, she’s challenged herself in rigorous course work. … In my relationship with her, she has always been a respectful individual and we are just so proud of her and her accomplishments.

“Whatever school she decides to go to, she will continue on doing great things and will leave her mark on this world and make it a better place,” he added.

Mrs White Thrope said she was not surprise of her daughter’s terrific performance.

“She has always been a hardworking girl,” White-Thorpe said. “Last month, she was one of the 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars and that is one of 86,000 students in the United States. They choose 150 students and she was one of them.

“As a little girl, she was a great writer,” she added. “I remember when she was in kindergarten. She spoke on behalf on behalf of the kindergarten class and it blew our minds away.”

Ifeoma has just joined the league of extra-ordinary women in the United States. As as at 2016,Augustina Uwamanzu-Na was also admitted into eight Ivy league schools.

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