Harold Ekeh, the fortunate Nigerian student accepted into US 8 Ivy League schools

April 6, 2015 1:22 am

Nigerian high school senior , 17, who came to the with his
parents when he was just eight, has been accepted into not one, but 8
Ivy League universities. Now, he’s trying to decide which one to go. He
actually got
into all 13 schools he applied to, including MIT and Johns Hopkins.

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

Harold says he wants to major in neurobiology or chemistry in
college and later become doctor and, ultimately, a neurosurgeon. He was
named a 2015 Intel Science Talent Search semifinalist earlier this year
for his research on how the acid DHA can slow Alzheimer’s.

Speaking about his early life in , Harold said;

“We had a fairly comfortable life in Nigeria, but they told me we
moved to America for the opportunities like the educational
opportunities.

“I am very humbled by this,” Ekeh said. “It’s not just for me, but for
my school and community. We can accomplish great things here.”

Source: CNN Money

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