Elmont Memorial High School valedictorian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna poses for a photo in an empty classroom in Elmont, N.Y. Uwamanzu-Nna has won acceptance to all 12 schools she applied for including all eight Ivy League universities. It’s the second time in as many years a student at the suburban New York high school has been accepted at all eight Ivy League universities. 
Photo: Alejandra Villa / Newsday
Photo: Alejandra Villa / Newsday

2nd student from New York school accepted to all 8 Ivy League colleges

According to The Associated Press, 17-year-old Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna has her pick of the prestigious universities, which include Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale. 

And she isn't the first Elmont Memorial student to accomplish the feat. In 2015, Harold Ekeh was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. He chose Yale.

Uwamanzu-Nna, meanwhile, is still deciding which school she'll attend, WABC reports. The valedictorian – who also was accepted to Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – has a weighted grade average of 101.6, loves science and recently was invited to the White House Science Fair.

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She added that her parents, Nigerian immigrants, taught her the importance of education.

"Though I was born here in America, I visited Nigeria many times," she told WABC. "And I've seen that my cousins don't have the same opportunities that I have. So definitely, whatever I do, I want to make sure that it has an impact on Nigeria."

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