Ivy League Clean Sweeper Says Yale Has the Edge

It started Monday with a Newsday report by Zachary Dowdy. Since then, the incredible scholastic achievement of 17-year-old Long Island high school senior Kwasi Enin – being accepted into all eight Ivy League schools – has been picked up by CNN, USA Today, Good Morning America and many other outlets.

Here’s how the New York Daily News leads things off:

He has a straight-A average. He scored in the 99th percentile on his SAT. And he’s a shot putter, viola player and a cappella singer.

Meet Kwasi Enin, the boy genius from Long Island who’s been accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. His extraordinary achievement was the talk of the education world Tuesday, but the 17-year-old aspiring doctor took all the attention in stride.

Enin, who plans to study medicine, received his first Ivy League acceptance letter from Princeton in December and a final one from Harvard late last week. He was also accepted to Duke, Stony Brook University, SUNY Geneseo and Binghamton University.

Update (April 4):
Tonight, Enin will log one of the sweetest byproducts yet of all this media attention – reading the “Top Ten Ways to Make Your College Application Stand Out” on Late Night with David Letterman.

Update (May 1):
As Enin hinted, he has made his envious choice: he’s going to Yale.

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.