- A senior student named Daya Brown has been accepted into over 50 colleges with $1.3 million in scholarships in the US
- In an interview about her accomplishment, the 18-year-old detailed how she started her college applications
- Brown disclosed that she's decided to attend Duke University, where she'll connect with other like-minded Black students
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Daya Brown, a final-year student of Westlake High School in Atlanta, has gained admission into more than 50 colleges with $1.3 million in scholarships.
The 18-year-old spent most of her high school experience in quarantine due to the pandemic but fared pretty well, focusing her energy on preparing for college.
Daya Brown speaks on the application process
In an interview with Good Morning America (GMA), Brown disclosed that she started the process during her sophomore (second) year in high school.
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''I started to curate a list of schools that had certain majors or were great in what I wanted to study, mass communications or film,” she said.
Daya Brown balances her studies with business
She focused on her extracurricular pursuits after she had whittled down her list by choosing pursuits that reflected her interests such as writing, filmmaking and poetry.
Elom & Co. Productions, Brown's own company, was able to get off the ground in order to promote the work of upcoming artists.
She disclosed that she didn't consider a specific number of institutions or any other scope when she first started applying. Spending a few hours every day applying to schools, she only wanted to make sure she hit all the colleges that would give her the chance to pursue a job in her interest areas while helping her financially.
More than 50 colleges and universities have admitted Brown as a result of her diligent work. The girl has made the decision to enrol at Duke University because she thinks it will enable her to connect with other Black kids who share her interests.
She wants to study Journalism as a minor and major in Visual Media Studies. Congratulations Brown! We are so proud of you!
African-American girl accepted into 28 colleges
In a similar story, YEN.com.gh reported that a brilliant North Carolina student, Aniya Richardson, received acceptance letters from 28 colleges with $2.1 million in scholarship offers.
The teenager achieved her most significant accomplishment with the acceptance letter to further her education.
Aside from excelling academically, Richardson is a self-taught musician who loves to play the guitar.
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