Black Teen Who Invented Device for The Blind Accepted Into 27 Universities; Gets $4M in Scholarships

Black Teen Who Invented Device for The Blind Accepted Into 27 Universities; Gets $4M in Scholarships

  • Jonathan Walker, a final-year student from Florida, has been accepted into 27 colleges and universities
  • The 18-year-old Rutherford High School student also received $4 million in scholarships money in addition
  • The teenager, who has earned the spotlight for his achievement, has also invented a device that helps people who are blind and/or deaf

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A high school senior from Florida, Jonathan Walker, has been accepted into 27 colleges and universities with $4 million in scholarship offers.

The Rutherford High School prodigy achieved this while balancing his studies with extra-curricular activities in school.

Smart tech brain

Despite his busy routine, the teenager found time to invent a device that helps people who are blind and/or deaf, according to ABC News.

Florida teen Jonathan Walker
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In addition to being extremely smart, he's also a staple on the school's football team.

Walker told ABC News that he thinks it's crazy that he applied to all 27 schools and got in.

"I've always loved creating devices to help people, so I definitely want to further that."

Walker's 27 schools include Ivy League institutions like Yale, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that social media user AdoreTC will soon become a first-generation law graduate in her family, and she can't wait to celebrate the accomplishment.

Besides her hard work, she is proud of the milestone because people doubted her ways and wanted her to change.

According to her, being herself is what enabled her to break the glass ceiling in her family.

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that after years of dedication, a man identified on social media as James Azam has now graduated with his doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics from Stellenbosch University.

His dissertation titled ''modelling outbreak response interventions for decision-making" is relevant to the current "climate", with COVID-19 being the most immediate consideration.

Azam wants to use the experiences he's gathered over the past few years to make meaningful contributions to the pandemic response decision-making and public health policy through infectious disease modelling and data analytics.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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