By Ryan Bonner
Harvard. Yale. Columbia. Princeton. Brown. Dartmouth. Cornell. The University of Pennsylvania.
Those eight Ivy League schools, with their minuscule acceptance rates, often represent just a dream for thousands of high school seniors each year.
But for Long Island teen Kwasi Enin, the dream has come true, times eight. The 17-year-old William Floyd High School senior has been accepted into every Ivy League school in the country.
“By applying to all eight, I figured it would better the chances of getting into one,” Kwasi, of Shirley, told the New York Daily News.
Kwasi certainly has the credentials to back up his remarkable achievement.
According to a USA Today report, Kwasi is ranked No. 11 in his graduating class–or the top 2 percent–at William Floyd and his SAT score of 2,250 out of 2,400 points is in the 99th percentile for all students taking the exam across the country.
Kwasi's parents, who emigrated to New York from Ghana in the 1980s, are both nurses and Kwasi plans to follow them into the medical field.
Nancy Winkler, a guidance counselor at William Floyd High, told USA Today that's it's a big deal when the school has students apply to one or two Ivy League schools.
"To get into one or two is huge," Winkler said, calling Kwasi's acceptance into all eight "extraordinary."
Now with a choice to make that many high school seniors would love to have, Kwasi told Newsday that he is leaning toward Yale.
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