High Schooler Accepted by All 8 Ivy League Colleges [VIDEO]
In the fantastic Wes Anderson film Rushmore, the character Max Fischer is attempting to impress Miss Cross when he discloses his college plans:
My top schools where I want to apply to are Oxford and the Sorbonne. But my safety's Harvard.
"That's very ambitious." Miss Cross replies. And indeed it is. Of course, Max Fischer is lying. In the words of Rushmore principal Dr. Nelson Guggenheim, "He's one of the worst students we've got."
Anyway, one New York high school student has no reason to lie about his next educational stop. 17-year-old Harold Ekehas has been accepted to all eight Ivy League schoold as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, New York University and SUNY Stony Brook. ABC's Good Morning America reports:
Ekeh's impressive high school resume spans from conducting scientific research, to starting a college prep mentoring program, to serving as editor-in-chief of the newspaper and vice president of Model United Nations.
But Ekeh's true passion is medicine. He says he plans to attend medical school and specialize in neurosurgery.
The high schooler tells ABC he still has campus visits to make for a number of schools and he's keeping all his options open right now. Ekehas has until May 1 to decide. Here's a bit more on the story: