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Imagine getting accepted into one ivy league school?! Well try 8! That’s exactly what happened to teen Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna from Elmont Memorial High School.

Born to Nigerian parents, Augusta told WABC “Though I was born here in America, I visited Nigeria many times, and I’ve seen that my cousins don’t have the same opportunities that I have. So definitely, whatever I do, I want to make sure that it has an impact on Nigeria.”


“My recent accomplishments reflect the hardworking ideals of the town of Elmont, my supportive parents and my dedicated teachers. I am elated, but most importantly, I am thankful,” she said. Last year, Elmont Memorial High School also had a student that was accepted to 8 Ivy league schools. So they definitely are doing something right!!

Uwamanzu-Nna hasn’t made a final decision on what school she will attend.

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