Nigerian female Saheela Ibraheem will be attending Harvard at the age of 15. We are doing big thing ooo. Some us could not get into Harvard at 25 so it is very impressive that she was got into such a prestigious school. She applied to 14 universities across the country, not an extraordinary number of applications, but enough to give her some options. When it was all said and done, the 15-year old had been accepted to 13 colleges, including six out of the eight Ivy League schools across the nation. She applied to seven, with Yale being the only one deciding to reject.
“I’ll be one of the youngest. But I won’t be the youngest,” she said. This was a competitive year for college admissions, for a record number of applications were filed. Saheela began applying to colleges last fall. Her applications included her grade point average (between a 96 and 97 on a 100-point scale) and her 2,340 SAT score (a perfect 800 on the math section, a 790 in writing and a 750 in reading).
Saheela’s future was etched in stone at an early age. Her favorite subject was math and her parents pushed to have her moved to a higher grade that would challenge her academically. That’s when she skipped the sixth grade. After feeling unchallenged by public school, Saheela headed to a private school called Wardlaw-Hartridge. At the new school, she skipped her freshman year and started high school as a 10th-grader. She has three younger brothers, twins who are in the ninth grade and another in the second grade, all of whom attended the same school as their sister.
Teachers at the school say that Saheela was far from being a nerd. She studied hard, but was involved in a multitude of activities. She competed in three sports: Softball, soccer and swimming. She also sang in the school choir, played trombone, and worked as president of the school’s investment club. “She’s learned and she’s very smart. But she keeps pushing herself,” said William Jenkins, the Wardlaw-Hartridge School’s director of development. Saheela sets the standard for what children of color can accomplish when they put their minds to it.
Source: Nj.com and Blackreport.com