LONG ISLAND (PIX11) – In announcement that would have made Lebron James proud, a Long Island student accepted to all eight Ivy League schools announced Wednesday that he will be taking his talents to Yale.
The academic feat was covered widely by the media, and 17-year-old Kwasi Enin made his announcement at a news conference held at William Floyd High School.
“Each school has unique characteristics and so much to offer, which made this an incredibly difficult decision.” Enin said. “I look for the next years of life and the amazing opportunities that await me, I’m excited and proud to announce that this fall I’ll become a member of Yale University, class of 2018.”
Enin, who is from Shirley, had his pick of the coveted elite schools. In all, he received acceptance letters from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Duke and three CUNY schools.
In the end, however, Yale swayed him. Enin was impressed by the welcoming community and was thrilled to meet “geniuses from all across the world” while visiting. Music also played a major role, “Their deep appreciation for music, like I have, was critical in me deciding to go there.”
This isn’t just rare. It’s basically unheard of. Enin scored a 2250 out of a possible 2,400 on the SAT, which put him in the 99th percentile of all students who took the test.
The Enin plays the violin, volunteers and is an aspiring physician.