High School Senior From Immigrant Family Got Into Every Ivy League
All those years of hitting the books paid off for one accomplished high school senior.
Kelly Hyles, a senior at the selective High School for Math, Science and Engineering at the City College of New York, was recently accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. The student, who came to the US from Guyana when she was 11 years old, told People.com she’s been in shock since receiving the good news.
“I was really happy. I’m still in disbelief. I am so grateful,” she said.
In addition to all the Ivies, Hyles also received acceptance letters to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University, Today.com reported. In total, she was accepted to a staggering 21 schools. What’s more, she told Pix11 that, for the most part, she’ll get a free ride to any college she chooses to attend. Continue reading