- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Talk about choices. A central Florida high school senior was accepted into five Ivy League schools, plus 10 other top-tier schools.

In the end, Margarita Cruz-Sanchez chose Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is graduating Friday from West Shore Junior/Senior High School in Melbourne.

The teen calls her choice the “toughest decision” she’s ever made. At Brown, she was selected for one of 50 spots in an eight-year Program in Liberal Medical Education, which combines undergraduate education with medical school.

Cruz-Sanchez tells Florida Today (https://on.flatoday.com/25dlCx3 ) she hopes to become a physician and work with Doctors Without Borders. She says serving others is important to her, thanks in part to her grandmother’s influence.

Her college choices included Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell, Pennsylvania, Duke, Northwestern and Vanderbilt.


Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), https://www.floridatoday.com

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