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Fri Apr 14, 2017, 07:29 PM

Twins get accepted into 40 colleges between them, receiving $900K in scholarship offers

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/twins-accepted-40-colleges-receiving-900k-scholarship-offers/story?id=46774897



A pair of twin high school seniors are making their family proud after the two have been accepted to 40 colleges between them, earning over $900,000 in scholarship offers.

Akhya C. and Akhea S. Mitchell both attend Troup County Comprehensive High School in LaGrange, Georgia, earning a 4.5 GPA and a 3.9 GPA respectively.

Due to their stellar grades and involvement in various student organizations, the two were able to afford to apply to 42 colleges in total for about $200, their mother, Kalitha Reynolds, told ABC News.

Along with using the Common Application -- which allows students to apply to up to 700 colleges and universities for a flat rate that ranges from $25 to $90 -- the Mitchell twins also took advantage of college fairs, they told ABC News.

"We started out by attending college fairs and taking advantage of free applications on site," Akhya, who is one minute older than her sister, said. "And some colleges offer days where the application was free so we took advantage."

The two credit a school organization called She's D.O.P.E. for helping them navigate the college application process.

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Stellar Apr 2017 OP
JHan Apr 2017 #1
irisblue Apr 2017 #2
shenmue Apr 2017 #3
sheshe2 Apr 2017 #4
brer cat Apr 2017 #5
babylonsister Apr 2017 #6
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Mister Ed Apr 2017 #8

Response to Stellar (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 07:32 PM

1. Yesssss!

Black girl magic

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 07:44 PM

2. Wowsa! You Go Girlz!

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Fri Apr 14, 2017, 07:52 PM

3. Cool!

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 08:17 PM

4. Brava ladies.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 08:24 PM

5. They learned how the system worked

and it paid off! Congrats to two extremely bright young ladies.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 08:57 PM

6. But they had a vision:

"Due to their stellar grades and involvement in various student organizations..." Their hard work made it happen.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 09:19 PM

7. Oh for sure their hard work was key.

I was just impressed at how many applications they had submitted. That can be horribly expensive, yet they seemed to have found ways to get it done. That speaks of determination and ingenuity.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 11:42 PM

8. And here's another young student making headlines:

Minnesota high school senior gets into all 8 Ivy League schools
By Beatrice Dupuy
Star Tribune
April 14, 2017 ó 9:56am

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Derek Onserio, a senior at Providence Academy in Plymouth, was accepted to eight Ivy League schools. Onserio has four siblings, two of which also attend Ivy League schools. He is the son of Kenyan immigrants.

Derek Onserio knew it was college decision day, but he put it in the back of his mind, not wanting to ruin his Thursday night plans. He would check later, he told himself, as he watched the Minnesota Timberwolves play the Los Angeles Lakers on March 30.

So the high school senior waited until 10:30 p.m. to check his computer. Opening the websites to each of the Ivy League schools he applied to, he prepared himself for the bad news.

But the bad news didnít come.

One by one, he opened each tab to find out that he was accepted at all eight schools: Yale, Columbia, Harvard, Brown, Princeton, Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth.



more at...
http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-senior-gets-into-all-8-ivy-league-schools/419406794/

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