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N.Y. student accepted to all eight Ivy League schools

- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A New York high school student has his options wide open after he applied and was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

"By applying to all eight, I figured it would better the chances of getting into one," said Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old senior at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, the New York Daily News reported.

Kwasi was offered a coveted spot in the class of 2018 at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale.

"I've never seen anything like it in my 15 years as a high school counselor," said Nancy Winkler, Kwasi's guidance counselor. "He's going to be a leader in whatever he chooses."

Kwasi said he hasn't decided yet on which school he'll attend and is waiting to check out his financial aid options. He said he wants to be a physician.

"I'm thinking of being a cardiologist or neurologist," he told the Daily News. "A doctor is a community leader, a protector, someone who people turn to … when they need help."

Ebenezer Enin, Kwasi's father, called his son "an amazing kid."

"We are very proud of him," Mr. Enin told Newsday. "He's very humble. He's been trained to be a high achiever right from when he was a kid. We have been encouraging him to be an all-around student. So far, he has proved himself."

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