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Teen Hero Turns The Tables On College Admissions And Rejects Her Rejection Letter

03/31/2015 12:11 pm ET | Updated Apr 02, 2015

For graduating high school students, a single letter can determine their future. Seeing how much power a college rejection letter holds, Siobhan O’Dell decided to write one of her own.

After Duke University denied her admission, the 17-year-old took to her Tumblr to respond. Instead of complaining about the school and criticizing its decision, Siobhan kept it simple. She rejected her rejection letter.

http://scarrlettjohanson.tumblr.com/post/114789733064/when-youre-salty-and-have-nothing-to-lose

Mimicking the structure and wording of a formal college admissions letter, Siobhan explained that she had to turn down the school’s rejection.

“After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me admission into the Fall 2015 freshman class at Duke,” she wrote in the letter.

In case her message seemed a little confusing, Siobhan summed it up at the end with a confident statement that she'll be attending Duke in the fall. She looks forward to seeing everyone then.

*Drops mic.*

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