Brilliant Black teen accepted into 23 universities receives over GHC2m in scholarships

Brilliant Black teen accepted into 23 universities receives over GHC2m in scholarships

- Allison Flowers is a final year student at Central High School in the United States

- The teenager has been accepted into 23 different colleges with over $400,000 (GHC2,124,310.80) in scholarships

- Allison Flowers is set to graduate from high school and has limited her choices to three top universities

Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in

Allison Flowers, a Central High School senior has been accepted to 23 different colleges with over $400,000 in scholarships.

The teen prodigy has always loved going to school from an early age and now all her hard work is paying off.

Reflecting on her achievements, Flowers says she wishes her grandfather were alive to witness her accomplishments and see her graduate.

Although she was too young at the time to remember, Allison’s grandfather, who passed away when she was in 11th grade taught her never to give up on her dreams regardless of the setbacks she would encounter.

"It just really hurt me not knowing that he won't be here to see me graduate, and I know how proud he was of me, and I just wanted to give up, but my mom, she told me that that's not what my granddad would have wanted," Flowers said.

Allison started loving school when she discovered she was good at math and spelling. Just like her grandfather, her mother also urged her to take her studies serious.

The teenager loved school to the extent that when she fell sick and was asked by her mum to stay home, she just didn’t want to.

READ ALSO: Powerful story of how Despite's son met Tracy animated in giant wedding cake (video)

''I just wanted to be able to say I went school every single day," she said.

Her work ethic is evident in her 3.8 grade point average, involvement in academic clubs, working part-time at Chick-fil-A, but most notably, being accepted into 23 colleges.

Despite being exceptionally intelligent, at point, she didn’t know if she wanted to go to college. Allison sees the current opportunities as a blessing.

Like many student, she was bullied while growing up and that affected her self-esteem.

These feelings from her past negative experiences were visible before applying to college. She feared she would be rejected because she thought she wasn’t too good enough.

Allison has now earned over $400,000 in scholarships and her college application fees were waived because of her 1150 SAT score.

She's limited her top three choices to Mercer University, Georgia Southern, and Kennesaw State University.

Allison says she wants to go to school to work towards becoming a Pediatric nurse practitioner.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that while some people got to know the clear status of their relationship beyond the gifts they received on Valentine’s Day, some discovered that they were the side chicks or boys in their perceived lovey-dovey relationships.

This was exactly the story of a young lady who received the shock of her life when she set out to surprise her male partner with a customised hamper this past Vals Day but got to know her main boyfriend is some other lady’s main boyfriend.

READ ALSO: Michael Kumi: Meet the designer behind Despite's son's luxury apparels for Kency2020 (video)

Faces of Ghana: Ghana’s 1st Female Police Bemoans High Rate of Police Indiscipline | #Yencomgh

Subscribe to watch new videos

Enjoyed reading our story? Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news!

Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.

Source: Yen

Mailfire view pixel