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04/04/2017 04:19 pm ET Updated Jun 01, 2017

This Phenomenal Teen Has Been Accepted Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

Well, this doesn't happen every day.
White-Thorpe will graduate from Morris Hills High School in June. 
Screenshot: ABC7 Eyewitness News
White-Thorpe will graduate from Morris Hills High School in June. 

Not everyone gets the opportunity to attend college, much less any Ivy League school they want. But that’s exactly the case for New Jersey high school senior Ifeoma White-Thorpe.

The Morris Hills High School AP student and student government president applied to all eight Ivy League schools: Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth and Princeton. She also applied to Stanford, another top-tier school. She was accepted to all nine. 

White-Thorpe's parents told ABC7 Eyewitness News that they're leaving the decision of which school to attend up to her. 
Screenshot: ABC7 Eyewitness News
White-Thorpe's parents told ABC7 Eyewitness News that they're leaving the decision of which school to attend up to her. 

The only predicament she faces now is which school to go to ― a decision that comes down to what the schools have to offer White-Thorpe financially. 

“At this point none of the schools I’ve applied to said they give merit scholarships,” she told ABC7 Eyewitness News. “So I’m praying that they give me some more financial aid or some money ― shout out to all of those schools; please give me something.”

Although White-Thorpe is skilled in writing and poetry, she plans to study global health and biology, according to The Associated Press. 

“So many of them had great research facilities that I was just like, ‘I might as well shoot my shot and apply,’” she said. 

White-Thorpe graduates in June. 

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