17 Years Old Nigeria, Harold Ekeh Accepted Into All Ivy League Schools In USA

Date: 05-04-2015 7:21 am (7 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Success stories like that of 17-year-old Harold Ekeh makes us proud of Nigerians living in the diaspora, because it provides a powerful reminder that the dream of attaining educational and career excellence sought by many who immigrate to the United States is definitely achievable.

The Elmont high school senior, Harold Ekeh, recently got accepted to all eight Ivy League universities and the 17-year-old from Long Island, New York, would be having a tough choice to make in selecting which school to end up with. He actually got admission into all 13 schools he applied to, including MIT and Johns Hopkins.

    “I am very humbled by this. I see this as not an accomplishment for me, but as an accomplishment for my school, my community,” Ekeh told the local CBS affiliate. “I really see this as my mission to inspire the next generation.”

Ekeh’s aspiration is to be a neurosurgeon, according to local news reports, and he is reportedly leaning toward Yale University.

    “I am leaning toward Yale,” he told CNNMoney. “I competed at Yale for Model UN, and I like the passion people at Yale had.”

His parents moved from Nigeria to the United States with his family eight years ago and his mom works for a human resources agency, while his dad works for the New York City Police Department.

According to media reports, Ekeh credits his success in gaining admittance to all eight Ivy League schools and several other universities to his parents for moving from Nigeria to the United States when he was 8 years old, and his teachers for challenging him.


Posted: at 5-04-2015 07:21 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- wizzychimex at 5-04-2015 07:41 AM (7 years ago)
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Gud 1 bro
Posted: at 5-04-2015 07:41 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- dareper at 5-04-2015 08:37 AM (7 years ago)
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This is good news. Happy easter guys
Posted: at 5-04-2015 08:37 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- freethinker at 5-04-2015 09:18 AM (7 years ago)
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VERY GOOD, KEEP IT UP
AGAIN, HAPPY EASTER TO YOU ALL!
MAY YOU BE RENEWED AND STRENGTHENED IN THE PROMISE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. HAVE A BLESSED AND WONDERFUL EASTER!
Posted: at 5-04-2015 09:18 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- italianburger at 5-04-2015 09:22 AM (7 years ago)
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una see parent? dem carry the boy go meet he future na im for common Akure wey we dey stay my Papa dey talk now say we go soon pack go village...... Cry Cry Cry
Posted: at 5-04-2015 09:22 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beneno at 5-04-2015 09:45 AM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 5-04-2015 09:45 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- danielsony at 5-04-2015 11:05 AM (7 years ago)
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GOOD LUCK BOY
Posted: at 5-04-2015 11:05 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- echeeche at 5-04-2015 11:23 AM (7 years ago)
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 Grin Grin
Posted: at 5-04-2015 11:23 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- maizaxx at 5-04-2015 01:30 PM (7 years ago)
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Would he have won this accolade if he was schooling in one of the Nigerian government run schools?
Posted: at 5-04-2015 01:30 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ouch1212 at 5-04-2015 04:45 PM (7 years ago)
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Ekeh, sounds just right! I'm proud of u. Forget d Long Island bla bla bla,we know where u come from
Posted: at 5-04-2015 04:45 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- JennyK95 at 5-04-2015 04:53 PM (7 years ago)
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Congrats
Posted: at 5-04-2015 04:53 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Abubu86 at 5-04-2015 05:19 PM (7 years ago)
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I love reading gud news like dis. Dis are Nigerians dat are making us proud
Posted: at 5-04-2015 05:19 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Larry28 at 5-04-2015 05:31 PM (7 years ago)
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Congratz
Posted: at 5-04-2015 05:31 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Larry28 at 5-04-2015 05:35 PM (7 years ago)
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Congratz
Posted: at 5-04-2015 05:35 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- excessbounty at 5-04-2015 07:49 PM (7 years ago)
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hahahaha.is OK man gud  u
Posted: at 5-04-2015 07:49 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- deboalabi262 at 6-04-2015 02:39 AM (7 years ago)
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 Cool Cool Cool

Posted: at 6-04-2015 02:39 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- papadip at 6-04-2015 05:27 AM (7 years ago)
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Congratulations young man……
Posted: at 6-04-2015 05:27 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dennis_005 at 6-04-2015 06:16 AM (7 years ago)
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Well-done bro may God continue to bless you more
Posted: at 6-04-2015 06:16 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DrSoba at 6-04-2015 06:19 AM (7 years ago)
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This is the kind of news I wish to be hearing about    Nigerians abroad and not the other way round.  Congrats boy, follow good always.  Do not allow evil to influence you.
Posted: at 6-04-2015 06:19 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Nicksam at 6-04-2015 07:58 AM (7 years ago)
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CONGRATS TO HIM
Posted: at 6-04-2015 07:58 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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