Igbo Man, Achunike Okafor Receives Over 40 Scholarships From Different Universities In USA | #NwokeukwuMascot


Achunike Okafor

Achunike Okafor, has been honoured by the school in the United States after emerging as the best student.

The brilliant student has received over 40 scholarship offers from different top universities following his record-breaking feat.

It was gathered that the young man beat 2,649 graduates with a record-shattering 4.625-grade point average from the school.

Okafor's GPA is the highest among Newark's 2,649 graduates in the Class of 2023 and the highest ever for the city public school district.

His achievement has earned him more than 40 scholarship offers, many from the nation's top universities, including Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Princeton, Penn State, Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Southern California, and Rutgers.

Achunike Okafor expressed his gratitude for the opportunities to attend prestigious universities and represent his family and community.

He said: "I do not take lightly the privilege and responsibility to be among the few individuals selected for such honours”.

The 18-year-old plans to attend Harvard University to pursue a neuroscience degree.

Science Park principal, Darlene Gearhart described Okafor as an extraordinary individual who is humble, driven, and industrious.

She said: "There's absolutely nothing average about him. He has always been a great kid and is always eager to learn”.


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