There must be something in the water at Elmont Memorial High School: for the second year in a row, a senior from the Long Island school has been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna found out last Thursday that she’d been accepted not only to the eight Ivies, but also to MIT, Johns Hopkins, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and NYU. Uwamanzu-Nna, who is the class valedictorian, said in a statement on her school district’s website that she is “humbled” and “reminded that I have a responsibility to be a role model for others and use my experiences to encourage and inspire others, especially young women.”
Uwamanzu-Nna has until May 1 to choose between the schools. She will seek to pick one that allows her to combine her scientific interests, which include environmental science and biochemistry.