- Ive Jones is a senior year student at Apex Friendship High School in the United States
- The 17-year-old female student has been accepted to 45 universities with over $4 million in scholarships
- Ive Jones has settled on Princeton University to major in Global Health
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Ive Jones, a North Carolina graduating senior at Apex Friendship High School has a lot to be excited about after being accepted to 45 universities with over $4 million in scholarships.
In spite of the toll of the novel coronavirus pandemic on schools which has affected commencements everywhere, Jones is still celebrating her admirable accomplishment.
The 17-year old is graduating with distinction with acceptance letters from 45 out of the 50 schools she applied to and more than $4 million in academic scholarships.
Becauseofthemwecan.com reports that Jones has indicated that she was motivated by other black kids doing the same.
Jones worked hard to get to where she is today.
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At just 11 years old, she organised a fundraising campaign to help children in Africa who were orphaned as a result of the Ebola pandemic, setting an initial goal of $4,000 and raising nearly $30,000.
In 2019, she also organised a health conference in Raleigh, North Carolina to encourage young women and people of colour to pursue careers in STEM.
She’s always had an interest in the health sector and has focused most of her energy thus far on making an impact there.
''As a student, these things are things we’re going to be discussing in class and I’m going to need to know thoroughly in order to apply my knowledge later on,'' she told becauseofthemwecan.
Ive has settled on Princeton University where she plans to major in Global Health on a full scholarship.
Her mother, Catherine Jones, who’s from West Africa said she’s just so proud of her daughter.
''I’m immensely proud of her. She’s just a hardworking person. [Graduation] was a moment we’ve looked forward to,'' Catherine Jones said.
In spite of the impact of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, Catherine said ''in everything you have to find gratitude. And you know, at the end of the day we’ll still get to celebrate.''
Ive is still hoping that she can celebrate with her class when the global pandemic is over.
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