Now here is a black role model.....

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  1. Shithead

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    Elmont high school senior sweeps Ivy League admittance -- and more
    Updated April 3, 2015 9:10 PM
    By JOIE TYRRELL joie.tyrrell@newsday.com



    Harold Ekeh, an Elmont Memorial High School senior who plans a career in medicine, talks on April 3, 2015 about having been accepted into all 8 Ivy League colleges. (Credit: Steve Pfost)


    Elmont high school senior Harold Ekeh credited others Friday for his success in gaining admittance to all eight Ivy League schools and several other universities: his parents for moving to the United States from Nigeria when he was 8, and his teachers for challenging him.

    Ekeh, 17, an Intel Science Talent Search semifinalist with a 100.51 grade-point average, has his sights set on becoming a neurosurgeon. He said he is leaning toward choosing Yale University to major in biochemistry or neurobiology, but he plans to visit other schools this month. He must make a decision by May 1.


    "I was really shocked because they are such great, selective universities . . . but I am very grateful and humbled to receive such news," Ekeh said, standing in Elmont Memorial High School's science lab.

    "I never really dreamed of getting accepted to all of the Ivies," he said. "I just wanted to get accepted to a great college that would allow me to attend medical school."

    He and his family lived in Rosedale, Queens, before they moved to Elmont, where he started to attend Elmont Memorial in the ninth grade. He has been involved in Model United Nations and many school clubs and activities, and he scored 2270 out of 2400 on the SAT college admissions exam.
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    In addition, he is very active in his church, Winner's Throne of Grace Ministries in Rosedale, where he is president of the youth group and the youth choir director.

    Late in the day on Tuesday, Ekeh learned he had won admission to Princeton University. He had heard earlier from Yale and the other Ivies -- Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania. He also was accepted at Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Stony Brook University and Vanderbilt University.

    "He came into school and the first thing he said -- rather than saying 'Can you believe it?' -- he said, 'Thank you so much. I got into all eight Ivy League schools.' And that is Harold, and that is what he is about," said science teacher Michelle Flannory, who also is a research facilitator. "He is accomplishing great things, but he is also very humble."

    This year, Ekeh was one of 90 semifinalists in the state in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, selected for his project titled "The role of PARP-1 in MeHg-induced dopaminergic dysfunction and mitochondrial DNA depletion," in the category of medicine and health. Ekeh said he was inspired to conduct research into a neurodegenerative disorder because one of his grandmothers was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

    Last year, Kwasi Enin of Shirley, then a senior at William Floyd High School, was accepted to all the Ivy League schools. He chose Yale, where he is majoring in molecular, cellular and developmental biology.

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    "It's a very big moment in anyone's life," Enin, 18, said Friday from the campus in New Haven, Connecticut. "It is a really nice time to look at your interests and your entire life, really, and . . . pick a school where you think you can build upon the dreams that you have already started to develop."


    Ekeh hopes to serve as an inspiration to other students, including his four younger brothers, who range in age from 3 to 15. His father works in the New York Police Department's traffic division, and his mother works for a human services agency as a direct care counselor.

    "Right from when he was little, he has been focused," said his mother, Roseline Ekeh.

    His brother Precious, 9, hopes to follow in his big brother's footsteps.

    "I am proud of him," Precious said. "And I notice how hard he works."
     
  2. Mr Fantastic

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    His brother Precious? :facepalm: Poor kid
     
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    And he's not dressed like a thug....
     
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    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    He's a sellout, why arent his pants hanging off his ass and where is the face tattoo? :grad:
     
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    I bet he speaks very articulately :)
     
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    God I hope he can figure out this whole Alzheimer's thing. I really don't wanna forget to take a shit one day.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    A couple of notes:

    1) He's not from the USA. He's a foreigner.

    2) He has two parents. That helps.

    3) While his results are impressive, the only reason they're impressive is because of his skin pigment. Asian and white kids do this stuff all of the time. I graduated with several students who had the same choices at Ivies. And they aced their SAT's (no wrong answers). I had three or four kids in my graduating class (a public school) who received 1600's on the SAT's (the old gold standard).

    4) Ivy League schools are absolutely dying to have smart black kids on campus. Of course they'll approve him. Duh.
     
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    Well howdy do and hello der!
     
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    Oh, they don't forget that. They just forget to get up and move to the bathroom to do so. My grandfather had the big A for the last 10 years of his life.

    He had not talked in months, but the day before he died, he told me, "Je suis fini."

    This was odd because he was of Polish extract, not French. But he was a wise-ass, so he would tell me in French. And being that we're white, I knew French even though I'm pretty damn American.



    Wrong: Je suis fini

    Right: J'ai fini

    Explanation: This mistake is caused in part by the fact that in the English translation, "finished" is an adjective, while in French it's a verb. So when you want to say "I am finished," it seems logical to translate that as "je suis fini." Unfortunately, this means "I am dead." To avoid this problem, think of the English as "I have finished" instead, and this will remind you that you need to use the passé composé, and that the auxiliary verb for finir is avoir, not être.
     
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    What is this Ding Dong School?! :facepalm:
     
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    Dude. Forgetting to take a shit on the toilet was what I was referring too. Sorry bout ur grandpops...
     
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    :winner:
     
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    Put the same stats on an Asian kid and he is one of many. No newspaper article, no upper tier (HYP) Ivy acceptance, just run of the mill. Nothing to see, move along.
     
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    If Obama had a son......???????
     
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    He would shiv this nerd? :dontknow:
     
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    :haha:
    Funny cuz it's true!
     
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    What the hell is 100.51 gpa?
     
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    Guilty
     
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    Just about to start college, appears gentle, but not tall enough to be a giant. He has a long way to go to reaching michael brown role model status.
     
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    Once he's out of his parent's house and enrolled in school, Nature will prevail. :grad:

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