WBLS NEWS with Ann Tripp


Kwasi Enin said his 'passion' got him accepted at every Ivy League school

He has a straight-A average. He scored in the 99th percentile on his SAT. And he’s a shot putter, viola player and a cappella singer.

Meet Kwasi Enin, the boy genius from Long Island who’s been accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. His extraordinary achievement was the talk of the education world Tuesday, but the 17-year-old aspiring doctor took all the attention in stride.

“It has been a little crazy, but I never really feel overwhelmed because I love what I do and I have great support,” Enin told the Daily News.

The senior at William Floyd High School in Mastic turned instant celebrity after it was revealed he hit the Ivy League jackpot. He was profiled on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and his name was trending on Twitter.

But all the adulation isn’t going to Enin’s head.

“That’s not Kwasi,” said his uncle Edmund Bimpong. “He’s low-profile, very high humility.”

A first-generation American whose parents are from Ghana, Enin figured applying to all eight elite schools would improve his chances of getting into one of them.

Read More: This is a link to www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/whiz-kid-wins-ivy-league-jackpot-article-1.1742417

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