Teen accepted to all Ivy League schools and Stanford

A New Jersey teen has been granted admission to the most prestigious colleges in the United States.

"At this point none of the school's I've applied to said they give merit scholarships", she told ABC7 Eyewitness News.

Ifeoma White-Thorpe, a Nigerian-born teenager schooling in New Jersey has been accepted into eight Ivy League schools in the United States. "As a senior, she's challenged herself in rigorous course work. We are extremely proud of her accomplishments and look forward to her continued success", Morris Hills Regional District Superintendent James Jencarelli told Patch.

Touting her wonderful 4.67 GPA and 1540 score on the SATs, the writer and journalist attends Orange County School of the Arts.

Hsiao, from Walnut, has offers from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell and Penn - leaving her with the hard decision of which world-class institution she wants to join as part of the class of 2021. White-Thorpe told CNN affiliate WABC-TV. "Last month, she was one of the 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars and that is one of 86,000 students in the United States".

In her free time, she runs on the track and field team and is a member of the student government.

"As a little girl, she was a great writer", she added. "She spoke on behalf on behalf of the kindergarten class and it blew our minds away".

White-Thorpe also won the National Liberty Museum: Selma Speech & Essay Contest in 2015 when she was a sophomore.

The only predicament she faces now is which school to go to ― a decision that comes down to what the schools have to offer White-Thorpe financially.

Now that she has plenty of choices, Ifeoma must decide which school she will attend.

  • Larry Hoffman