ST. PAUL, Minn. - If she was a professional baseball player she'd be batting a thousand.
Mounds Park Academy (MPA) senior Munira Khalif has a tough but awesome decision ahead, after being accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. She is also wanted by Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Minnesota (U of M).
"I was very surprised. The best part for me was being able to call family members on the phone and to hear their excitement," said Khalilf. "This was truly a blessing from God. To me this news is reflective of the support and encouragement of my family, my school and my community."
Mounds Park Academy says that in addition to a stellar academic record and a sky-high ACT score, Munira is a state speech champion and founder of MPA's Social Consciousness Club. She is a tireless advocate to make education accessible for East African Youth, especially girls.
"Munira has thrived in MPA's rigorous educational environment, where we challenge students to be intellectually curious and confident communicators," said Randy Comfort, MPA's upper school director. "She already is making a difference in communities across the globe, and I know she is ready to embrace the challenges that arise in our constantly changing world."
Khalif has not yet made a final college choice, and says she will visit a few more campuses before making a final decision May 1. She plans to major in political science and continue working to make a positive impact on the world through public service.
"I am humbled to even have the opportunity to choose amongst these schools because they are all incredible places to learn and grow," said Khalif.
The eight Ivy League schools are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University.