Kwasi Enin and Avery Coffey have become household names recently and rightfully so.
Kwasi is a 17 year old high school senior from Shirley, NY. He plays 3 instruments in the orchestra, throws shot put & discus on the track team, has had a lead role in the school play since 9th grade, and volunteers at Stony Brook Hospital w/aspirations of being a physician. He’s taken 11 AP courses and scored a 2250/2400 on the SAT.
Avery is a D.C high school senior. He enjoys baseball, basketball, tennis and soccer. He plans to major in finance and hopes to be a CEO of an investment or management consulting firm after college. He has a 4.3 GPA
Both young men are making headlines for being accepted into numerous Ivy League colleges.
Coffey applied and was accepted to 5 Ivy Leagues: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Brown. Enin went 8 for 8 with Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Princeton and Cornell.
Admission into an Ivy isn’t easy. This year’s rate of acceptance is just 8.925641% of applicants. Out of the 8 Ivy League schools, Harvard has the lowest rate at 5.9%. An education from an Ivy League university is highly coveted. A degree from one of these prestigious universities is synonymous with excellence in academics as well as status and wealth.
Admission to one Ivy League is an amazing feat. These 2 young men have combined for a total of 13 acceptance letters. Definitely praise worthy.
With their drive and focus Kwasi and Avery have bright futures no matter where they’re educated. I’m sure there are quite a few state schools and HBCUs that would love to have them as well. Stay tuned America. Kwasi and Avery have raised the bar and will no doubt continue to do so during future academic pursuits.
Congratulations to them and their families.