Just last week, news of Harold Ekeh, who got admission into all 8 Ivy League schools got the internet buzzing in admiration of his great success. Click here if you missed it! According to NBC News however, another African has achieved this rare feat and prestigious honor of being accepted to all eight Ivy League schools!
Munira Khalif who is a senior at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota, confirmed to NBC affiliate KARE that she was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, including several other prestigious universities – Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Minnesota.
“I’m humbled to even be able to have these choices because I know that that’s not the case for everyone,” she said.
Khalif, who is the daughter of Somali immigrants is also a recipient of the United Nations Youth Courage Award and founder of her own non-profit organization, Lighting the Way, an organization dedicated to improving access to education for East African youth.
“You’re not accepted because of a score you’re accepted because of the person that you are,” she told KARE.