Kwasi Enin, 17 Son of Ghanaian immigrants accepted into ALL 8 Ivy League schools

Date: 02-04-2014 4:52 am (6 years ago) | Author: Tony Ladipo
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He studies, he sings, he shot-puts:
Meet the 'all-rounder' Long Island senior accepted into ALL EIGHT Ivy League schools...



Kwasi Enin

Daily Mail

April 1, 2014


•   Kwasi Enin, 17, is the son of immigrant nurses from Ghana
•   He was a senior at William Floyd High School in Mastic, N.Y, with an SAT score of 2,250 out of 2,400
•   He is a competitive shot-putter and violist
•   Kwasi decided to apply to all eight Ivy League universities in the hope that maybe one would accept him
•   Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale have all offered him places
•   He was also accepted to Duke, Stony Brook University, SUNY Geneseo and Binghamton University

Kwasi Enin has a very tough decision to make.

On March 27, as tens of thousands of the country's university hopefuls similarly waited patiently at their computers for news - if any - that their applications were successful, the 17-year-old from Long Island, who had already been accepted early into Princeton, got into Brown.
And then Columbia. And then Cornell, Yale and Dartmouth, too.

'I was like - this can't be happening!' Kwasi told Newsday.
By 5pm, he had six Ivy League colleges offering him a place at their institutions, and then the toughest of them all, Harvard, sent the William Floyd High School student an email.

The university has an acceptance rate of only 5.9 per cent - meaning only 2,023 of the 34,295 applicants will get in - and they wanted Kwasi.
Cornell, similiarly, accepted only 14 per cent.

So what makes Kwasi so desirable as a freshman?
With an SAT score of 2,250 out of 2,400 - which places him in the 99th percentile for all students taking the exam - as a competitive shot putter he is also a star athlete.
He also sings and plays viola for the school orchestra.

Kwasi is a first generation American from Ghana.
His parents, both nurses, moved to New York in the 1980s.
His father, Ebenezer Enin, said Kwasi - who wants to study medicine - was raised to strive for excellence.
'He's an amazing kid. He's very humble.,' Mr Enin said.
'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.'

According to USA Today, Kwasi's feat is extremely rare, with few students even able to apply to all eight Ivy Leagues, because each seeks different qualities in their students.

'My heart skipped a beat when he told me he was applying to all eight' says Nancy Winkler, the guidance counselor at William Floyd.
In 29 years as a counselor, she says, she's never seen anything like this.
'It's a big deal when we have students apply to one or two Ivies. To get into one or two is huge. It was extraordinary.'
Kwasi's success is the third big college announcement highlighting Black male excellence in recent weeks.

Avery Coffey, 17, a senior at D.C.'s prestigious Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, applied to five Ivy League schools and was accepted to all of them.
Coffey, who has a 4.3 GPA in his intense International Baccalaureate program, applied and was accepted to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Brown.

All but Harvard have already presented Coffey with generous financial aid packages.

Chad Thomas, a senior football player at Miami's Booker T. Washington High School, has received 150 scholarship offers for his talent both on and off the gridiron.



Posted: at 2-04-2014 04:52 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- papadip at 2-04-2014 05:00 AM (6 years ago)
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Congratulations young man…. that is record.
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- papadip at 2-04-2014 05:14 AM (6 years ago)
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Avery Coffey

Another remarkable young man Avery Coffey my congratulations as well..

Avery Coffey, 17, a senior at D.C.'s prestigious Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, applied to five Ivy League schools and was accepted to all of them.

Coffey was raised by a single mother in one of the poorest wards in our nation’s capital. His mother works as a technician at the local children’s hospital.

http://thegrio.com/2014/03/31/dc-teen-avery-coffey-sought-by-5-different-ivy-league-schools/
Posted: at 2-04-2014 05:14 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- papadip at 2-04-2014 05:16 AM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: papadip on  2-04-2014 05:00 AM
Congratulations young man…. that is a record.
Correction
Posted: at 2-04-2014 05:16 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Aleksander at 2-04-2014 06:39 AM (6 years ago)
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Noted
Posted: at 2-04-2014 06:39 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chicco77 at 2-04-2014 06:58 AM (6 years ago)
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 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Posted: at 2-04-2014 06:58 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- spicymariam at 2-04-2014 07:28 AM (6 years ago)
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Ko kan aye
Posted: at 2-04-2014 07:28 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 2-04-2014 07:42 AM (6 years ago)
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Incredible guy
Posted: at 2-04-2014 07:42 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- winace at 2-04-2014 08:01 AM (6 years ago)
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Well done young man. U are making africa very proud of u.
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- whizspecoy at 2-04-2014 08:46 AM (6 years ago)
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Thumbs up!
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- sucre4u at 2-04-2014 08:56 AM (6 years ago)
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Congrat
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- paulohking at 2-04-2014 09:21 AM (6 years ago)
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Roll Eyes
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- steveoneal at 2-04-2014 09:54 AM (6 years ago)
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congratulations, its not easy,,
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- ObyWBabaK at 2-04-2014 12:21 PM (6 years ago)
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 Cool
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- Larry28 at 2-04-2014 01:04 PM (6 years ago)
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Ok
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- raylink at 2-04-2014 01:46 PM (6 years ago)
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YOUR LUCK
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- osarobo62 at 2-04-2014 02:42 PM (6 years ago)
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Harvard all the way
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- cocoeni at 2-04-2014 04:28 PM (6 years ago)
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Congrats
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- osamabinladin at 2-04-2014 05:31 PM (6 years ago)
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 Cool
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- christianity at 2-04-2014 05:32 PM (6 years ago)
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congrats
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