A 12th-grade student who attends Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, New Jersey has just given new meaning to the #BlackGirlMagic movement.
According to WABC-TV, a local, CNN-affiliated news station in New York City, Ifeoma White-Thorpe (pictured) got accepted into all eight of the so-called “Ivy League” universities located in the Northeast region of the United States. White-Thorpe’s hard work and dedication to her studies has given her an opportunity that most teenagers can only dream of. She also received an acceptance letter from California’s Stanford University.
When White-Thorpe got her eighth Ivy League acceptance letter, the well-raised young lady was flabbergasted.
“Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton and Stanford,” White-Thorpe told Darla Miles an Eyewitness News Reporter for WABC-TV.
“I was shaking, I was like, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, like this might be eight out of eight and I clicked it and it said ‘Congratulations’ and I was like oh my goodness and then I was like, what did I say?” she continued.
White-Thorpe is also a former winner of the National Selma Speech and Essay Competition. She told WABC-TV that her favorite subject is composition and that she is also very fond of poetry.
Her parents, Andre and Patricia White-Thorpe are very proud of their daughter and believe she should make her own choice about which school she’d like to attend.
“We’re leaving it up to her,” White-Thorpe’s parents told Miles in their exclusive interview with WABC-TV.
After getting all those acceptance letters, White-Thorpe is not yet decided on where she wants to ultimately attend college. However, White-Thorpe is hoping to receive all the funding she can get as her path in higher education begins.
“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,” White-Thorpe added.