BRIGHT STUDENT: Enin
AN AMERICAN teenager who was accepted to all eight Ivy League colleges has finally decided to attend Yale University.
In a scene usually reserved for highly-recruited athletes, New York high school student, Kwasi Enin, stood before a horde of national media cameras an journalists to announce that he has decided to be a member of Yale University's Class of 2018.
Enin explained he had been considering Yale, but the clincher was a campus visit last week.
"I met geniuses from all across the world and everyone there was so friendly and inviting and the residential college system there is just wonderful for each student," the 17-year-old student told reporters.
Enin, whose parents arrived in America from Ghana in the 1980s, attracted national attention this spring after being accepted at all eight Ivy Leauge universities as well as several New York state colleges.
On his application essay to the universities, the Long Island teenager wrote passionately about his love for music, although his intention is to someday go to medical school and become a physician.
"Whenever I perform, whether as a bassist in Men's Doo Wop Group or as a violinist in a Chamber Ensemble, I become immersed in the conversations between performers and the audience," he said in the essay.
"As I become lost in these conversations, I create blissful memories in which I am truly part of my community's culture and eventually its history."
Enin was joined at the press conference by his parents Ebenezer and Doreen Enin, and 14-year-old sister Adwoa.
His father said he and his wife have encouraged both of their children to excel in the classroom.
"I believe you can do better than him," he said he told his daughter.
Enin scored 2,250 out of 2,400 on his SAT. He was also accepted at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania.