- Kayla Willis, a student of Westlake High School, Atlanta, Georgia, has been accepted by over 40 colleges
- Willis was also offered $900,000 (¢5,000,000) in scholarships from the various universities that accepted her
- The brilliant student says she wanted to inspire people and let them know that they could dream big and achieve their goals
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A student of Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia, Kayla Willis, has been accepted by over 40 colleges and offered $900,000 (¢5,000,000) in scholarships from the various universities that accepted her.
Spelman, Notre Dame, University of Georgia are some of the schools that accepted Willis, but she chose to attend Fisk University, an HBCU, and major in International Business, Black Enterprise reports.
YEN.com.gh notes that Willis said: “I posted, turned off my phone, clocked into work and I just keep hearing a bing, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing,” she said. “And I’m like, what is going on? Am I going viral right now?”
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Talking about Willis'achievement, principal Jamar Robinson said: “It’s just been contagious and I’ve had so many students come up to me and say, ‘Hey, here’s my acceptances, I want to put them on the wall’.”
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Willis said she wanted to inspire people and let them know that they could dream big and achieve their goals.
She said: “I wanted to inspire people and show them that you can actually dream big and get to where you want to go.”
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In other news, a Ghanaian-born British by name Mariah Coby who was in Ghana to mark the Year of Return festivities has narrated that she lost her iPhone 11 Pro in Ghana and later bought it at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
Mariah Coby made the rather shocking revelations on her YouTube channel, stating that the theft happened at Bloom Bar in Accra on December 22, 2019, when she and her 'girls-girls' were out having fun.
The beautiful lady says that she was there with her twin sister called Mariah Coby and some of her cousins. Mariah Coby says in the video sighted by YEN.com.gh that the place got extremely busy and jammed though it was very late in the night.
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