Houston teen accepted into 15 colleges, including 8 Ivy League schools

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston teen and his family are celebrating the 17-year-old's acceptance to 15 colleges, including eight Ivy League schools.

Tomball senior Jeramy Botwe is the valedictorian of his graduating class at Harmony School of Advancement. He has a 4.51 GPA.

The universities include: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Brown, Rice, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Penn, Duke, the University of Chicago, University of Texas, and the University of Houston.

Botwe has until May 1 to make a decision about which college he will attend.

After graduation, Botwe plans to study pre-med at whichever college he chooses. Ultimately, he wants to be a doctor and focus his research to help find a cure for diseases, like MS and ALS.

Botwe was raised by his father, Kenneth, a single dad originally from Ghana who moved to the U.S. as a teen to join the Air Force.

Botwe credits his success to old-fashioned hard work and says he studies at least two hours a day.
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