College acceptance letters are pouring in, and Munira Khalif, a high school senior from Minnesota, has gained admission to all eight Ivy League schools, KARE 11 reports.
Khalif also got into Stanford and Georgetown—two of the nation’s most highly selective universities.
"I was very surprised. The best part for me was being able to call family members on the phone and to hear their excitement," Khalilf told KARE 11. "This was truly a blessing from God. To me this news is reflective of the support and encouragement of my family, my school and my community."
According to Khalif's high school, Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, in addition to being supersmart and scoring extremely well on the ACT college-readiness exam, Khalif excelled in extracurricular activities like speech. Khalif created the school’s social-consciousness club and advocated to make education more accessible to girls in East Africa.
"Munira has thrived in MPA's rigorous educational environment, where we challenge students to be intellectually curious and confident communicators," Randy Comfort, a school director at MPA, said. "She already is making a difference in communities across the globe, and I know she is ready to embrace the challenges that arise in our constantly changing world."
Khalif said that she wants to visit more campuses before she decides where she'll be enrolling this fall.
Read more at KARE 11.