- Makenzie Thompson is a final-year student at Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia, where she combines her studies with extracurricular activities
- The teenager has been accepted into almost 50 colleges and received $1.3 million (Ghc9 m+) in scholarship offers
- She plans on attending Tuskegee University to study Animal Science as she works toward her ultimate goal of becoming a veterinarian
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Black achiever. Makenzie Thompson, a final-year student at Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia, has been accepted into almost 50 colleges.
The teenager also received $1.3 million in scholarship offers, WSB-TV Atlanta reports.
Thompson balances her studies with several extracurricular activities as she serves as senior class president and co-captain of the dance team.
The teen prodigy garnered quite a bit of fanfare when her college acceptance letters began rolling in.
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Proud father moment
As expected, her parents are proud and extremely excited but not surprised because their daughter has always been focused and goal-oriented.
''She knew what she wanted. And she knew what it was going to take to get there,'' said her father, Stephen Thompson, according to WSB-TV Atlanta.
Makenzie Thompson plans on attending Tuskegee University to study Animal Science as she works toward her ultimate goal of becoming a veterinarian.
After Overcoming Adversity, Black Lady Becomes Her Family's First Graduate and Doctor
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that on her journey to earning a degree, Lerato Jaca triumphed adversity to achieve her goals, becoming the first person in her family to bag a degree in 2020.
She understood what it meant for a Black girl to glean such a feat, more so, make history.
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In a post on Twitter, Jaca disclosed that she graduated from the University of Cape Town, UCT, making history as her family's first graduate and doctor.
Black Man Becomes First Lawyer in His Family
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ray Curtis Petty Jr, ESQ is the definition of a fighter who has overcome cycles of obstacles life threw at him to achieve his goal as a legal brain, becoming the first lawyer in his family.
Undaunted by the mountain of difficulties and childhood inadequacies, he triumphed and made history as his family's first-generation attorney.
Recounting his story on his Instagram account, he recalls being told by his teachers that he should be in special education classes. His coaches also doubted his ability to remember a playbook as a child, he said.
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