This American Kid Is Every Indian Parent’s Dream

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna has proved that nothing is impossible if you try hard. 

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Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna has done the impossible. (Photo: <a href=""></a>)

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, a first generation Nigerian-American high school student has done the near-impossible. She’s been accepted into all of the eight Ivy League colleges in the United States.

By all we mean ALL of them – Yale, Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, Princeton, Pennsylvania, Cornell and Columbia. Phew! Quite a mouthful ain’t it?

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna moved to the US at age 8. (Photo: <a href=""></a>)
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna moved to the US at age 8. (Photo:

With a GPA score of 101.64 and the distinction of being a finalist at the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search for her research on cement that could help prevent underwater oil rigs from rupturing, the burning question on every Indian parent’s mind is ‘Who is this girl and what the hell does she eat to get this done?’

Those of you struggling with your IIT JEE exam preps, here’s some sound advice from the young lady herself.

“I’ve struggled with numerous classes in the past... But I guess what allowed me to be successful... is my persistence and my tenacity.”
Uwamanzu-Nna told WABC

With her pick of the best colleges in her kitty, Uwamanzu-Nna is undecided about which school she will pick. Something that will hone her love of biochemistry and environmental studies and will help her get a science major.

Talk about life goals. Her parting shot?

“Though I was born here in America, I visited Nigeria many times...And I’ve seen that my cousins don’t have the same opportunities that I have. So definitely, whatever I do, I want to make sure that it has an impact on Nigeria.”
Uwamanzu-Nna told CNN affiliate WABC

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