April 07, 2017

Another Nigerian Boy Accepted Into All Ivy League Schools

Jude Okonkwo of Chaminade High School was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, joining a growing club of Long Island students who have achieved the distinction.

“I’m so grateful that, after all of the work I’ve put in, I’m able to reap the benefits as well - and that all those who have helped and watched me see that hard work has truly paid off,” said Okonkwo, who hopes to set a good example for his four younger siblings.

Okonkwo, 17, of Dix Hills will have his pick of the elite schools — Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University — and must decide where to enroll by May 1.

Okonkwo, the son of physicians, aspires to be a neurosurgeon and looked for schools with strong science and medical programs, including those with a combined bachelor’s degree and medical school acceptance. His unweighted grade-point average is 98.9.

He is leaning toward Harvard but received a full scholarship to Wayne State and generous financial aid packages from the other schools, which he said will factor into his decision.

“We cannot wait to see the incredible things Jude will continue to do with his life,” Brother Thomas Cleary, his school's president, said in a statement.

19 comments:

godwin progragrammer said...

congrats to him!

Austine Gabriel said...

Congrats to him

Onifade Joseph said...

Hard work really pays
#Believe

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Congrats

inumidun said...

Congrats..

Oladimeji Seun said...

Good boy.congrat.

Ben Ibeh said...

Now he's a Nigerian. If he was a drug peddler, he would be called an ibo man. The fraud called Nigeria.

Michael Soala Wariso said...

Congratulations

Michael Soala Wariso said...

Congratulations

Michael Soala Wariso said...

Congratulations

Nasiru Adoke said...

congrats kid!

Anurika Onwu said...

Nigerians are really doing great. Congratulations

Hassan Aderemi said...

Congratulations Jude

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

Congrats

Sherif Slot said...

Congratulations to the young boy, I hope many Nigerians will attain higher heights of success and me too

I. C Bruno said...

Kudos to you Jude

Ay360 said...

Congrats

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Congrats bro

okorochas justin said...

All is well...

God is good...

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