Georgia Kayla: Teen accepted to over 40 colleges, receives N325.4m in scholarships

Georgia Kayla: Teen accepted to over 40 colleges, receives N325.4m in scholarships

- Kayla Willis, a student of Westlake High School, Atlanta, Georgia, has been accepted by over 40 colleges

- Willis was also offered $900,000 (N325,350,000.00 million) in scholarships from the various universities that accepted her

- The brilliant student says she wanted to inspire people and let them know that they could dream big and achieve their goals

A student of Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia, Kayla Willis, has been accepted by over 40 colleges and offered $900,000 (N325,350,000.00 million) in scholarships from the various universities that accepted her.

Spelman, Notre Dame, University of Georgia are some of the schools that accepted Willis, but she chose to attend Fisk University, an HBCU, and major in International Business, Black Enterprise reports.

Legit.ng notes that Willis said: “I posted, turned off my phone, clocked into work and I just keep hearing a bing, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing,” she said. “And I’m like, what is going on? Am I going viral right now?”

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Talking about Willis'achievement, principal Jamar Robinson said: “It’s just been contagious and I’ve had so many students come up to me and say, ‘Hey, here’s my acceptances, I want to put them on the wall’.”

Willis said she wanted to inspire people and let them know that they could dream big and achieve their goals.

She said: “I wanted to inspire people and show them that you can actually dream big and get to where you want to go.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Ivorian artist O'Plerou Denis Grebet created 350 emojis that celebrate the beauty of African culture in all its forms.

Grebet was said to be looking for free stock images of Africa for a project, but only came across negative images of disease and poverty.

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The negative images about Africa annoyed him and propelled him to create images that will depict the beauty of the continent.

He said: "I noticed that media and most articles about Africa were talking about the bad sides of the continent only. They reduced the image of it to a land in war where people are poor and hungry. These elements are true but it's not everywhere on the continent."

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