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NJ Teen Accepted to All 8 Ivy League Schools Not Sure Which She'll Pick

New Jersey teen Ifeoma White-Thorpe was accepted to all eight ivy league schools, plus Stanford. (Video via WABC)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017 01:42 PM

A New Jersey teenager has been accepted into all eight Ivy League schools and Stanford, giving her the option of attending some of the most prestigious universities in the country.

Ifeoma White-Thorpe, a senior at Morris Hills High School in Denville, New Jersey, admitted the rare acceptance sweep has made her college decision very difficult.

"I got into Harvard early action so I figured I'll just go there, so then I got into all the others and I was like, wait now I don't know where I want to go," White-Thorpe told WABC-TV.

"I want to go into global health and study biology and so many of them have great research facilities, so I was like, I might as well just shoot my shot and apply," she added.

White-Thorpe joins a handful of other high schoolers who managed to receive acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League schools, including Kwasi Enin in 2014, Harold Ekeh in 2015, and Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna and Kelly Hyles in 2016.

White-Thorpe said money could play an important part in where she will wind up.

"At this point none of the schools I've applied to said they give merit scholarships, so I'm praying that they give me some more financial aid or some money, shout out to all of those schools, please give me something," she told WABC-TV.

This is not the first time White-Thorpe has been in the spotlight. In June 2015, she won a national essay contest connected with the movie "Selma" and the 50th anniversary of the Selma Civil Rights march, according to local news website TapInto.net.

White-Thorpe's essay and video topped 800 other entries from around the country, and she was awarded a $5,000 scholarship, noted the website. At that time, she talked about attending Brown University.

She also expressed love for public speaking and running on her high school's track teams, and she served on student government and was elected junior class president. She told the website she was taking honors classes and had a GPA between 4.0 and 4.2.

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