Harold Ekeh is a senior at Elmont Memorial High School in Elemont, New York and he has a huge decision to make in a few weeks. Which of the 8 ivy league schools that he got accepted in, will he attend?
Yup, Ekeh got into all 8.
“I am leaning toward Yale,” he told CNNMoney. “I competed at Yale for Model UN, and I like the passion people at Yale had.”
Ekeh, who was born in Nigeria and came to the U.S. when he was 8, wants to major in neurobiology or chemistry in college and later become doctor and, ultimately, a neurosurgeon.
“When other kids would say, ‘I want to be a superhero or police officer,’ I would say, ‘I want to know what is on the inside of us,'” he said.
In his spare time, Ikeh conducts his youth choir and also started a college mentoring program at his high school, which is made up of 99% minorities.
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