- A Nigerian-American, Ashely Adirika, whose mother relocated to America three decades ago has got multiple university admission offers
- The 17-year-old took up the courage and applied to eight Ivy League schools instead of one that she should have
- Many people who reacted to Ashley's success story congratulated her as some said that she represented black girls well
A 17-year-old Nigerian teenager, Ashley Adirika, has been celebrated after she got multiple admission offers in the US.
CNN reports that the teenager has always dreamed of attending top schools. In the hope of achieving that, she applied to eight Ivy League universities.
Ashley's mother came to America decades ago
On the day Ashley was going to check her admission status, she opened a tab each for the schools on her laptop.
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As an admission offer popped up, others followed and caught her in a huge surprise. An ABC video shared by Ashley captured the joyous moment.
The 17-year-old was accepted into Brown, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard. It should be noted that the teen's mother relocated to America 30 years ago.
The lucky girl said:
""I just decided to shoot my shot at all of them and see if it would land. And I had no idea that I would get accepted into all of them."
Watch the video below:
Ashley gets congratulatory messages
Below are some of the reactions:
"Big congratulations Ashley."
"Congratulations to you! I just read about your success on CNN! I wish you all the success in your studies to make the world a better place!"
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"Big congratulations Ashley. Thank you so much for making girls and women proud. God bless you and more wins. Your sister from Nigeria."
"I just came across your story and WOWWW!!!!! Congratulations on this amazing success."
"This so inspiring. Especially your reaction to getting into all the schools you applied to."
Another teenager got several admission offers
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a 17-year-old teenager who had a history of academic excellence and scholarship was accepted into 23 top universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.
The boy is from Dubai, UAE and he is a kidney disease survivor. Identified as Pritvik Sinhad, the science-orientated student who has authored books and research papers.
It is not only that he was accepted, but he also got mouth-watering scholarships worth at least N19 million ($48,000).