Kyle Ayisi: A Ghanaian teen offered admissions into 14 colleges and five Ivy League Schools in the United States

by Duke Magazine

It is unarguably that Africans are shining stars at everywhere they find themselves. Good fortune is already smiling at Kyle Ayisi, a Ghanaian-American teenager, who has been offered an admission into 14 colleges and universities in the United States, including five Ivy League Schools.

Some of the notable schools Ayisi gained admission into are Princeton, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Washington University, Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt.

Ayisi, a graduate of Pickerington, made applications into 14 colleges and universities, and was accepted to all of them. 

I’ve just been raised to always work hard, and to work towards my goals,” Fox28 quoted the Ghanaian as saying. “So, I set my goals very early in my life and I worked toward them.”

With plans to enroll at Princeton University, he said he was “looking kind of toward cognitive science, neuroscience, that area, I’m interested in how the brain works and how the brain functions.”

Ayisi, who is the student council president, member of the Pickerington Central Marching Band, and participates in volleyball and track is preparing for his AP Calc exam. 

In an interview last year with City Scene, the Ghanaian teenager talked about his keen interest in neuroscience and how it all began. According to him, it was a few years earlier after participating in an MD Camp at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The camp is designed for young, minority scholars with an interest in medicine. 

“I did a little bit of research after (attending camp) on why we do the things we do and it just fascinates me,” Ayisi told the outlet. “Sometimes our own minds can fail us. I’m just interested in learning to the fullest extent what we, as humans, have in our heads.”

In the same vein, Last month, Sharon Njeri-Wambu, a Kenyan-American teenager in April also received admissions into 11 esteemed universities in the United States including Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia after her stellar high school performance.

Njeri-Wambu, whose parents immigrated to the United States from Kenya, graduated from Norco High in Norco, California. She shared her excitement with the African Warrior Magazine following her mind blowing feat of success, where she noted her excitement to study computer science in the college to actualize her dream of becoming a software engineer. 

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