ELMONT, N.Y. – For the second time in as many years, a student at suburban New York’s Elmont Memorial High School has been accepted at all eight Ivy League universities.
Valedictorian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna (OO’-wah mahn-ZOO’-nuh) has until May 1 to decide whether she’ll attend one of the prestigious northeastern universities.
She also can choose from Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University and Rensselaer (rehn-seh-LEER’) Polytechnic Institute.
Last year, Elmont’s Harold Ekeh (EH’-kay) chose Yale from among the 13 universities where he was accepted.
Although still a rarity, acceptance at every Ivy League school appears to be a growing phenomenon.
Fernando Rojas of Fullerton, California, also was accepted to all eight Ivy schools in 2015.
In 2014, a student at Long Island’s William Floyd High School accomplished the same feat.