Makenzie Thompson, a remarkable 18-year-old woman, has achieved a major milestone in her life after being accepted to 49 universities in the United States. She achieved these results due to her excellence in high school, graduating with a 4.0 grade from Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
Thompson applied to 51 universities in the US, of which she received acceptances from 49. The success of her application was such that she received a total scholarship grant of $1.5 million.
Recalling her experience of receiving the acceptances, she said “The acceptances began to arrive via email and the post office. There’s another one, my folks thought. As time passed, we observed the folder gaining thickness.”
Thompson attributes her success to the hard work and extracurricular activities she engaged in during her high school years. She did, however, receive two rejections from Cornell University in New York and the University of Illinois.