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Reading: Atlanta young lady gains admission to US universities, wins $2.2m scholarship
Reading: Atlanta young lady gains admission to US universities, wins $2.2m scholarship

Atlanta young lady gains admission to US universities, wins $2.2m scholarship

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Atlanta young lady gains admission to US universities, wins $2.2m scholarship
Atlanta young lady gains admission to US universities, wins $2.2m scholarship

A Young Atlanta lady identified as Kamryn Stargell is currently making waves after being accepted into 29 universities throughout the country, a standout student from North Atlanta High School

The young lady earned an impressive $2.2 million in scholarship prizes. This has lured in many reactions.

In an interview with Fox News 5 Atlanta, Kamryn stated,  “I was so eager to enter. “I was mostly depressed because I was so concerned about applying and waiting to know whether I was going to get it.

The young girl disclosed that she began doing and submitting numerous of applications to colleges and for scholarships as soon as she had the chance, even before she had finished high school.

With her mother’s assistance, she was able to complete all of her applications in just five months.

Kamryn Stargell could not hide her joy and gratitude for having been awarded the scholarships as she is now set to pursue her dreams of becoming a medical doctor.

After all of the hard work we put in applying to them, it was really a breath of fresh air knowing I got into college, if I just got into one of them,” Kamryn said

“Definitely just knowing that I won’t have to graduate with thousands and thousands of dollars in debt and being able to move on to my next step in my career without that financial burden is really just an overpowering feeling,” she added.

Kamryn’s mother, Kristie Stargell, explained that her daughter started her pursuit of excellence at a tender age. She said she expected her to secure a scholarship of $1 million.

“Honestly, my goal was to raise $1 million. But what if it went on? Wow! This is more than I could have ever anticipated, and we are incredibly blessed,” Kristie stated.

In reference to her aspirations for the future, Kamryn says she hopes to become a doctor.

“I absolutely want to work in the medical sector, either as an OBGYN or somewhere else. After undergrad, hopefully continuing on to medical school. That is my intention and strategy, Kamryn added.

After much deliberation, Kamryn decided to enroll at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.