When it comes to deciding on a college, most students have to decide between one or two schools, however, a senior from Atlanta, Georgia has to choose between nearly 40 — and counting! Jordan Nixon, a 17-year-old high school senior at Douglas County High, told CBS 46this link opens in a new tab when researching schools, she wanted to find a college with a diverse student body and offered International Business as a major.
She had no idea that would lead her to get accepted into 39 schools and awarded $1.6 million in scholarships.
“The crazy thing is, I’m still waiting on decision letters, but I was not expecting that at all,” Nixon told the CBS 46.
Nixon’s acceptances are the highest number any student at Douglas County High has ever received, the outlet reported. “We’re so happy for her because she does put in a lot of due diligence into applying for these schools,” Nixon’s parents Angelia and Arthur Nixon told CBS 46.
Her parents also described her as independent, well-rounded and an active participant in a plethora of extracurricular activities, CBS 46 reported.
“I am one of the captains of the varsity cheer team at Douglass County, I’m in Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, and I also participate in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America),” the soon-to-be college student said.
Nixon explained she applied to about 50 schools, but is still surprised every time she reads a congratulations letter.
“It’s shocking, each and every time, you’re taken aback every time you open one,” Nixon told CBS 46.
Source: This Article Was First Published On “People.com”.