Thursday, April 9, 2015

Africans Stay Winning: Somalian Teen Accepted Into 8 Ivy League Schools!

Here's another young African teenager that made us proud this week.

While we are still celebrating the news of Nigerian born student Harold Ekeh being accepted into 8 Ivy League colleges we now have word that there's even more reason to be proud.

Meet Munira Khalif, a 17 year old senior at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

The daughter of Somali immigrants was accepted into eight Ivy League Schools -Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania. She was also accepted to Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Minnesota.

Yaaaaas young East African girl, we are so happy for you!

Munira is the founder of Lighting the Way an organization dedicated to improving access to education for East African youth.

"You're not accepted because of a score you're accepted because of the person that you are," she told an NBC affiliate.

I wonder which school she will end up choosing, congrats Munira the world is your oyster!


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