How many colleges and universities was Antoinette Love accepted into? All of them.
Ok, not really, but the International High School of New Orleans senior did apply to 115 schools across the nation – including some 50 HBCUs – and was accepted into every, single, last one of them. Talk about options!
According to NOLA.com, on top of all of those options, Love also secured more than $3.7 million in scholarship offers.
So now Love is planning to hit the road and visit some of these schools before she makes her final choice, which she told the news station she intends to do by May 1.
NOLA.com notes that Love’s start on life wasn’t easy. When she was born six weeks premature, she weighed only 4.4 pounds and spent the next 23 days of her life in the hospital.
Now, years later, Head of School Sean Wilson described Love as a “hard-working scholar.” The teen was inducted into the National Senior Beta Club, the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, and Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society at her school.
She manages all of that, while working and balancing a 3.5 GPA during her second semester of dual enrollment at Delgado Community College.
While at home she also helps raise her four siblings, who range in age from nine to 15, according to her mother.
“We have so much going on in our lives to where this is that one moment where it’s something good and something positive, not only for our family but for the city, too, to show what kind of kids New Orleans has,” her mother,Yolanda Love said.
Love intends to become a teacher, and wants to major in elementary education in the fall.
And her mom is hoping that a school will offer her a full-ride scholarship, which none of the offers have included just yet.