Graduating from high school is an exciting time in a young person’s life. It marks the time when those entering young adulthood start thinking about college and other future plans. For some people, the decisions are a bit more overwhelming.
One graduating senior, Antoinette Love, has her work cut out for her when it comes to choosing which college she’ll attend. The bright student has been accepted to a whopping 115 colleges, and has been offered more than $3.7 million in scholarship money to boot.
“I started applying in September, and just kept applying and applying until my tiny mailbox at home was suddenly overflowing with letter after letter and dozens of scholarship offers,” the New Orleans, Louisiana native told Fox 8 Live.
Here’s Antoinette and her parents, Yolanda and Anthony, posed in front of some of her many acceptance letters, in a photo posted to Facebook by her high school, International High School of New Orleans:
With a 3.7 GPA and involvement in several extracurricular activities, including the anime club and the video game club, it’s no wonder Love’s applications were impressive. She also belongs to the National Honor Society, the English Honor Society and Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society. Still, the sheer number of acceptances was somewhat of a shock to the studious teen.
“At first I didn’t think I was going to get this many, but then they just kept coming and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh,'” Love told CNN.
You would think that Love doesn’t have time for much else in her life, but she also manages to work a part-time job as well as help care for her four younger siblings. She also loves to paint in the little bit of spare time she has. Here she is in her cap and gown in a photo posted to Facebook by her mom:
Although she has not yet made a final decision on which she college she will ultimately attend, some of her frontrunners include Louisiana State University, Valparaiso University, University of North Texas, Fisk University, Randolph University, Brandeis University and Mississippi State University. Wherever she goes, she plans to study elementary education and to eventually become a teacher.
“I like influencing others to be good and be their best,” she said.