Senior Applied to Top 20 Colleges & Was Offered Scholarships to ALL of Them
This is the positivity that I love to see in the headlines.
A high school senior applied to the top 20 colleges in the nation and not only got into all of them, but was also offered scholarships to every single one.
A Houston teenager who applied to all of the top 20 colleges in the U.S. won offers from all of them with a full ride along with $260,000 in additional scholarship offers.
Micheael Brown, a 17-year-old senior at Mirabeau B. Lamar High School, opened his first acceptance letter in December at his friend's house to relieve the pressure of doing it before his family.Three months later, on March 28, he revealed the last four admissions, this time accompanied by his mom, who took the day off her two jobs as a chemical dependency counselor to be with him.
'It's something I'm proud of because I see my hard work paying off, determination paying off, sacrifices paying off,' Micheal told CNN.His mother, Berthinia Rutledge-Brown, filmed as her delighted son completed his astonishing streak before celebrating with friends.Michael now has the enviable task of choosing between his top eight choices: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Northwestern, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, Georgetown and Vanderbilt.
Rutledge-Brown lost three babies before she gave birth to Michael, so poured all her energy into helping him with his studies. 'After sixth grade, Mike was in control of his education,' she said. 'He was focused, he knew what he wanted and he made his own decisions.'
Micheal - who has only ever received one B grade - plans to major in political sciences with a possible second degree in economics.His involvement with programmes that match students from low-income communities like his with higher education institutions means he has at least one friend at every Ivy League school.He will spend a month looking round different schools before making his final choice on May 1. -(Rory Tingle, Daily Mail)