(KPRC) – A Tomball teen and his family are celebrating after the 17-year-old got accepted to 15 different colleges, including eight Ivy League schools.
Jeramy Botwe, who attends Harmony School of Advancement, has a 4.51 GPA and is the valedictorian of his class.
Botwe told NBC affiliate KPRC, “Well, it’s a very surreal feeling, like, to be accepted to all those colleges. It’s an honor to be accepted to one Ivy League, but to be accepted to all these different schools, it’s really humbling.”
The teen found out this week that he was accepted into Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Brown University, Stanford University, MIT, University of Chicago, Duke University, the University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston and Rice University.
Jeramy’s dad, Kenneth Botwe, moved from Ghana to the United States when he was a teenager, so for this single dad, to see the kids he raised, achieve so much it’s nothing but rewarding.
Kenneth said, “It’s a bit overwhelming, joyful moment and extremely proud, very happy, but just reflecting on where we came to where we are now.”