North Carolina teen accepted into 7 Ivy League schools

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Thousands of students apply to Ivy League schools, but very few are accepted. Wilmington native Patrick Peoples has the distinct honor of getting into seven of them.

Peoples is a senior at the Lyceum Academy of New Hanover High School and said he is thrilled to have been accepted to Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.

“No one ever expects to get in,” Peoples admitted.

With acceptance rates as low as six percent, just getting into one Ivy League is a huge accomplishment.

“I just wanted to apply,” Peoples explained. “Maybe I’ll get into one, maybe just maybe.”

Patrick’s AP English teacher Catherine Edmonds says Peoples has earned his spot.

“He’s personable, he’s responsible, he has a complete and utter interest of what happens in the world, and he’s bound to make changes,” Edmonds said.

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