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From the headline alone, you can tell 17-year-old Kwasi Enin pretty much has to be the most intelligent kid his age in America, right? The high school senior from Long Island’s south shore applied to all eight Ivy League institutions, and in return, metaphorically hit a walk-off grand slam in extra innings to win game seven of the World Series. Enin received acceptance letters from each Ivy League school.
Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale all granted admission to the soon-to-be William Floyd High School graduate. Harvard was the last school to accept Enin–he found out the Crimson wanted him late last week via email.
It’s almost unheard of for high school seniors to apply to all eight Ivy League schools–each university looks for vastly different characteristics in its applicants–let alone gain admission to more than two or three. What Enin pulled here is totally unprecedented, considering the most stringent of the Ivy League, Harvard, only accepted 5.9 percent of its applicants this year. Cornell had the highest acceptance rate of the eight at 14 percent.
Yet, this brilliant kid got into ALL OF THEM.
There’s pretty much no doubt in my mind that Enin, an incredibly gifted musician and an aspiring physician, will have the attention of every hot, sapiosexually charged coed on whatever fine Ivy campus he chooses.
So how much of a genius is he?
Well, Enin is ranked as no. 11 in his class of 647, which equates to somewhere in the top 2 percent. He scored 2250 out of 2400 on his SAT, putting him in the 99th percentile for his ethnicity. By the time he graduates high school, he’ll have credits from 11 AP courses, which will transfer into college credit. He also has prior experience working as a volunteer in Stony Brook University’s radiology department. To boot, Enin’s parents, both of whom work in the medical field, emigrated to the U.S. from Ghana about 20 years ago, so he also has the unique distinction (some may say “competitive advantage”) of being a first generation American.
You better believe a résumé like that garners some serious offers from the higher learning elite.
Reportedly, the Princeton Tigers have splashed the most cash at the all-star prospect so far, although Enin claims he’ll make his decision closer to May 1. In the meantime, his agent is still open to entertaining offers from Harvard and Columbia.
The bottom line scouting report on this breakout class of 2018 prospect?
Kwasi Enin is a driven high school senior, and regardless of where he goes (he got into Duke, too) it seems like he’s on the fast track to being one hell of a highly specialized–and equally wealthy–doctor.
For the record, I’d go Harvard for undergrad, then let the Penn and Yale medical schools fight over me three years later. Cardiothoracic surgery or bust!
[via NBC 11 Atlanta]
Image via William Floyd School District