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Martin Altenburg: Ivy League Schools, All 8, Accept North Dakota Senior

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Yale University is one of the eight Ivy League schools to accept Martin Altenburg. (William Perry/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Thursday, 06 Apr 2017 06:22 AM

All eight Ivy League schools have accepted Martin Altenburg, a high school senior from Fargo, North Dakota.

“I wanted to apply to as many schools as possible because ... I wasn’t sure where I’d get in and where I wouldn’t get it,” Altenburg told CNN. He was also accepted to Stanford and MIT.

In addition to his studies, Altenburg participated in many extracurricular high school activities, including cross-country, swimming, track, orchestra, and youth symphony. He is also the district lieutenant governor for Key Club, CNN reported.

The West Fargo Pioneer also reported Altenburg competes in math competitions (there is no formal math team at his school) and is a co-chair of the Fargo Youth Initiative. He also has a side project maintaining a Twitter account for his graphing calculator.

Altenburg says he hasn’t decided yet which offer to accept, but is leaning toward Princeton, Stanford, Harvard, or MIT.

Only one other student has achieved the same feat of getting accepted to all Ivy League schools this year — Ifeoma White-Thorpe of Denville, New Jersey.

In the past few years, only four other students did so: Kwasi Enin in 2014, Harold Ekeh in 2015, and Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna and Kelly Hyles last year, CNN reported.

“You have a chance to do well at whatever college environment you put yourself in, whether it’s NDSU, Concordia, Stanford. Maybe a school in another country,” Altenburg said, West Fargo Pioneer reported.

Most of the schools are offering the teen a full scholarship, the Pioneer said.

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