A brilliant young man and high school senior from Louisiana has received over 170 college acceptance letters and more than $9 million in scholarship offers. Dennis Maliq Barnes, a 16-year-old senior at the International High School of New Orleans, stated that he had not initially intended to set any records.
Barnes said he began applying to schools in August 2022 and took pride in watching the acceptances and scholarships roll in. School officials say Barnes’ accomplishment sets a new world record and have contacted the Guinness Book of World Records to make it official.
Barnes, who has a 4.98 GPA and is graduating two years early, has not yet decided which school he will attend in the fall but plans to pursue computer science before going to law school. Barnes has applied to 200 schools and intends to announce his final decision in early May before his graduation on May 24th.