This Brockton High School student got accepted to 7 Ivy League schools

Brockton High School student Obinna Igbokwe, 17, was accepted to 7 of the 8 Ivies. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Many high school seniors are facing a big decision this week: Where will they to go to college?

But Brockton High School senior Obinna Igbokwe’s list of college acceptances may look a little different than most.

Though the senior’s first letter from a college admissions office was a rejection from Yale, the 17-year-old was then accepted to the other seven Ivy League schools, according to The Brockton Enterprise.

Igbokwe, whose parents came from Nigeria, is now deciding whether he’ll be attending Columbia, Harvard or Princeton in the fall. He said he’s unsure about what he will study, but is interested in environmental science, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, and economics.

“It’s very exciting to be able to think that I could have the opportunity to work with people who are No. 1 in their field at whatever they are doing,” Igbokwe told the Enterprise.

As for the Ivy League-bound student’s opinion on Yale? Igbokwe said there’s no hard feelings.

Read the full story at The Enterprise

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