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Nigerian Teen Accepted to All Ivy League Schools

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FILE - Students walk through the Harvard Law School area on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard is one of the Ivy League schools that Nigerian teen Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, who was accepted to all eight, might attend.

FILE - Students walk through the Harvard Law School area on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard is one of the Ivy League schools that Nigerian teen Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, who was accepted to all eight, might attend.

For the second year in a row, a teenager from Nigeria has accomplished what few U.S. high school students can — getting accepted into all eight Ivy League schools.

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, whose parents came to the U.S. from Nigeria, has until May 1 to decide whether she'll attend one of the prestigious U.S. universities.

Last year, Nigeria-born Harold Ekeh chose to attend Yale University after having his pick of all eight Ivy League schools.

Both students attended Elmont Memorial High School in a New York suburb.

Uwamanzu-Nna was also accepted to four additional schools to which she applied — Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Uwamanzu-Nna told a local TV station, "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."

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