Minnesota’s Mounds Park Academy senior Munira Khalif has a tough decision ahead. Khalif has been accepted into all eight Ivy League schools, as well as Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Minnesota.

“I was very surprised. The best part for me was being able to call family members on the phone and to hear their excitement,” said Khalilf. “This was truly a blessing from God. To me this news is reflective of the support and encouragement of my family, my school and my community.”

Khalif’s school administrators are not surprised about her academic success.

“Munira has thrived in MPA’s rigorous educational environment, where we challenge students to be intellectually curious and confident communicators,” said Randy Comfort, MPA’s upper school director. “She already is making a difference in communities across the globe, and I know she is ready to embrace the challenges that arise in our constantly changing world.”

Khalif says she plans on majoring in Political Science, but she still hasn’t decided on which school she will attend. She has until May 1 to make a decision.

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  • Chazz A

    Great news! Its refreshing to read a positive, inspirational story amidst all the negativity in the world. Congrats to the young sister Munira.

  • Love.tweet.joi

    MN natives LOVE MN. How much you wanna bet she chooses Univ of Minnesota?

  • Delia

    Get it girl! I love these posts!