Taran Richardson, a teenager from Indianapolis, has become a shining epitome of example of black excellence after being accepted to 65 universities in the United States.
The young athlete is a graduate of Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School. He played four sports and was the salutatorian of his senior class.
The student who is also an advocate against gun violence, has settled on Howard University where he will be pursuing a programme in astrophysics.
Speaking on how he worked toward such great milestone, he said; “I wanted to have that good stress, having too many options rather than losing the option I wanted the most and not knowing where I wanted to go next.”
Just like many undergraduates and students, Richardson was unable to get the experience of being on campus at Howard University because of the prevailing coronavirus pandemic.
He appears to have his future figured out as he is already planning what he’ll do after graduating.
“Career-wise, I want to work for NASA as an astrophysicist for at least half a decade or full decade and then branch off and create my own business of science and technology,” Richardson said.
Watch the video of Richardson below;