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Amistad Academy senior chooses Harvard after being accepted to four Ivy schools

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Thursday was a big day at Achievement First Amistad High School in New Haven.

Seniors announced where they had been accepted for college.

"A lot of our kids have a lot of good choices. A lot have been keeping it a secret from their friends and, [in] some cases, even their families," stated Amistad Principal Morgan Barth.

Tolulope Adeniji is one of those seniors with some pretty good choices.

She was accepted to four Ivy League schools: Yale, Brown, Harvard and Penn.

On Thursday, she had her big reveal.

Original Story: Amistad Academy senior is accepted into four Ivy League schools

For Tolu, it's not so much her success, but seeing other black and Hispanic students thrive that inspires her.

"Seeing other people that I know achieve such great things kind of reminds you that, yeah, it's possible that people who look like me [can do this]."

Helping to achieve great things is the mission of the school, and every student in the senior class is going to college.

"Part of being a part of our school community is sending a message overtly, loudly and clearly to our students that we believe they can get there. That college is for them. That they are going to have to do a lot of work but we are going to have their back 100 percent of the way," Barth said.

Congratulations to the soon-to-be graduates!


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