It’s hard work just getting into one Ivy League university, but Long Island teen Kwasi Enin has managed to receive acceptance letters from all eight of them. When sending out applications, the William Floyd High School senior figured maybe two or three of the prestigious institutions would want him, but he was blown away when he was accepted to all of the universities.
“I’ve never heard of someone getting all eight,” he told Newsday.
His big accomplishment exceeds those of his uncles and cousins, whom he says were also accepted to a few of the Ivy League institutes.
“I always thought they were far better than me academically,” he confessed. “I was like — this can’t be happening.”
Administrators at the William Floyd High School says they’re extremely proud, but not at all surprised by Kwasi’s accomplishment, as he’s a hard worker who scored within the 99th percentile on the SATs.
“You could see the potential that Kwasi had back then and to see it all come together is truly spectacular,” said Barbara Butler, Kwasi’s former teacher and current principal. “He has it all together — he’s extremely intelligent, hardworking, well-rounded and humble.”
As to be expected, his family is also extremely proud.
“We are very proud of him,” said Kwasi’s father Ebenezer Enin. “He’s an amazing kid. He’s very humble. 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.”
Kwasi says he’s currently leaning towards Yale.
“They seem to embody all the kinds of things I want in a college. The family. The wonderful education. The amazing diverse students. Financial aid as well.”
Way to go, Kwasi!