Five West Ottawa students accepted to Ivy League schools

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  • Five West Ottawa students accepted at Ivy League schools.
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HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) - According to the Huffington Post, less than 10 percent of students who apply to get into Ivy League schools each year actually get accepted.  Less than 7 percent if you apply to Harvard.

These statistics may be true unless you attend Holland West Ottawa High School where an unprecedented five students have been accepted to Ivy League institutions.

Gina Kim was accepted by Princeton, Harvard and three other schools.  She has a weighted GPA of 4.35.  Kim says she wants to major in international public relations or political science, with a goal of becoming a Supreme Court Justice.

Ben Shryock was accepted by Harvard and four other universities.  He also has a weighted GPA of 4.35.  Shryock's parents also graduated from Harvard so he's keeping the family legacy alive.  He plans to major in pre-med.

Sabrina Parker was accepted by Cornell University but says she plans on attending Central Michigan University instead on a full-ride scholarship.  She will graduate in June with a weighted 4.3 GPA.

Christy Ky was accepted at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  She was also accepted at Michigan State.  She's trying to make up her mind between Michigan State and MIT.  She has until May 1 to decide.  Ky will graduate with a weighted 4.397 GPA.

Lucas Smyk was accepted at MIT and Princeton along with six other colleges.  He has until May 1 to decide between either MIT or Princeton.  Smyk will graduate with a weighted 4.28 GPA. 

By Brent Ashcroft

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