Harold Ekeh, a Nigerian teenager has gotten admission into 13 Ivy League universities he applied to, including MIT and Johns Hopkins.
Ekeh was born in Nigeria and came to the United States when he was eight. When asked why his parents moved to the United States, He said “We had a fairly comfortable life in Nigeria, but they told me we moved to America for the opportunities like the educational opportunities,”.
Outside of the lab, Ekeh directs a youth choir at his church, plays the drums, is part of Key Club and Model UN and was elected to the Homecoming court. He speaks Igbo and Spanish and has a 100.5% GPA.
His advice to other high school students is simple: “Like my parents always told us, the secret to success is unbridled resolve.”