HOUSTON, Texas — Michael Brown, a 17-year-old Lamar High School senior, decided that he will be getting a college degree just like his mother.
Equipped with a 4.68 GPA, he held his hopes high and applied to 20 colleges and universities (including 4 Ivy League schools), for greater chances of acceptance. He totally underestimated his chances as he was admitted to every single school he applied to. It turned out that his real problem now was making a choice on which one to go.
In an interview, Brown said that he was surprised that he got admitted to every school he applied to. However, his principal and counselors were not surprised at all. With his sky-high GPA and long list of extracurricular activities, he was more than equipped to get himself to college.
Brown has not made a decision yet but he has already narrowed his options to 7 schools namely: Northwestern, Georgetown, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, and Stanford.
He gave credit to his mom for his success and drive to go to college.
When he was 8 years old, his mom Berthinia Rutledge-Brown got divorced. Left with a child to feed, Berthinia decided to pursue a college degree Houston Community College. This enabled her to get good jobs and improve their way of living.
No matter what school Brown chooses, with a track record of hard work and dedication, the future is certainly bright for him.