High School Senior Accepted to 125 Colleges and Offered Over $9 Million in Scholarships

FACE2FACE AFRICA April 25, 2023
Dennis Barnes announced he'll be attending Cornell University -- Photo Credit: Image 1 Photography

According to WWL-TV, a high school senior from New Orleans has shattered expectations by receiving more than $9 million in scholarship offers from 125 colleges and universities. Dennis Barnes, a senior at the International High School of New Orleans, applied to about 200 colleges and universities and was accepted by 125 of them.

Barnes’ mailbox was overflowing with decision letters and hundreds of scholarship offers. He said he submitted his college applications in August with an aim to raise the bar high for college admissions. Barnes has now set his sights on $10 million in scholarship offers by the end of the month.

In 2019, Normadie Cormier of Lafayette, La. held the world record with $8.7 million in scholarship offers. Barnes has exceeded this record, and he credits his success to hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

Barnes, who has a cumulative grade point average of 4.98, intends to pursue a dual undergraduate degree in computer science and criminal justice. He plans to announce his college decision on May 2.

The achievement of Dennis Barnes is a testament to the importance of hard work and determination in achieving academic success. His story is an inspiration to other students across the country who are striving to achieve their educational goals.

Dennis Barnes’ remarkable accomplishment is one to celebrate, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Last Edited by:iboateng Updated: April 25, 2023


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