Far too often, young Black boys and men in this country are featured in the news for all the wrong reasons. Flipping the tables on that occurrence is Long Island teen Kwasi Enin, who has been accepted by all eight of the Ivy League schools.
Enin, 17, a senior at William Floyd High School in Mastic, N.Y., has the envious position of choosing between which of the prestigious universities he’ll attend this fall. The son of Ghanaian immigrants, Enin told the New York Daily News that he cast his collegiate net wide in hopes that just one of the schools would accept his application.
“By applying to all eight, I figured it would better the chances of getting into one,” Enin said.
Enin’s feat has impressed some of the faculty at his high school, and it appears he’s quite clear on his aims beyond college.
“I’m thinking of being a cardiologist or neurologist,” said Enin, who lives in Shirley with his parents, both nurses, and a younger sister. “A doctor is a community leader, a protector, someone who people turn to … when they need help.”
Enin’s SAT score was an impressive 2,250 out of 2,400 points which places him in the 99th percentile for African-American students. And not only is Enin gifted in academics, he also sings in an a capella group at his high school. Enin hopes to pursue both medicine and music in college, according to a USA Today report.
Congratulations to Kwasi Enin!