Avery Coffey (courtesy of Fox 5)

Avery Coffey (courtesy of Fox 5)

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To say that Washington, D.C. native Avery Coffey has a bright future ahead of him would be a huge understatement.

The 17-year-old has maintained a 4.3 grade point average at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, he plays four different team sports and he even built a robot at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory while doing an internship.

Now, he has recently been accepted to all five Ivy League schools he applied to for college: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Brown.

The local Fox affiliate recently asked this remarkable young man what he wants to do next.

“I guess probably the CEO of an investment (or management consulting) firm. I guess pretty much overseeing acquisitions or transactions between large companies. Hopefully, Fortune 500 companies,” he said.

Coffey was raised by a single mother in one of the poorest wards in our nation’s capital. His mother works as a technician at the local children’s hospital.

He offers this advice to aspiring young people: “You can go anywhere you want to, pursue any career that you want to, and you shouldn’t let anybody hinder you from trying to reach your goals.”

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