BY Sandra Appiah, 12:00am May 07, 2011,

15-Year-old Nigerian is Admitted into 13 Colleges, Including 6 IVY Leagues

By: Face2face Africa

Photo Credit: CBS 2

15-Year-old Nigerian is Admitted into 13 Colleges, Including 6 IVY LeaguesSaheela Ibraheem, a 15-year-old student at Wardlaw Hartridge School in New Jersey is admitted into 13 of the 14 schools she applied to, including Harvard, Princeton, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Stanford, Brown, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and more.

Saheela, whose parents hail from Nigeria, felt unchallenged by the public school system and transferred to the private New Jersey school, Wardlaw Hartridge, where she skipped the 9th grade and went straight to the 10th.

“She’s learned and she’s very smart. But she keeps pushing herself,” remarked William Jenkins, the Wartlaw Hartridge school’s director of development.

Saheela is also a very active member in the school, participating in various extracurricular activities including, sports, singing in the school choir, joining the school band, and serving as the president of the school’s investment club.

She fully credits her parents for her success by acknowledging their hard work, love, and support throughout the years.

Saheela plans on attending Harvard University and studying Neuroscience.


Stay tuned for an exclusive F2FA video interview with Saheela as she shares her story with us.

Last Edited by: Updated: June 19, 2018


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