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Achunike Okafor Honoured by U.S. School for Record-breaking GPA in Newark; Gets 40 Scholarship Offers

Achunike Okafor, a brilliant Nigerian student, has been recognized by Science Park High School in Newark, New Jersey, for his extraordinary achievement.


Okafor graduated from the school with an International Baccalaureate diploma and a 4.625 grade-point average.


According to the study, his GPA is the highest among Newark’s 2,649 Class of 2023 graduates and the highest ever recorded in the city’s public school district.


This accomplishment has resulted in over 40 scholarship offers from prestigious universities such as Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Princeton, Penn State, Stanford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California, and Rutgers.


Expressing his gratitude for the opportunities presented to him, Okafor stated, “I am grateful for the opportunities to attend such esteemed universities and to represent my family and community. I do not take lightly the privilege and responsibility to be among the few individuals selected for such honors.”


The 18-year-old plans to pursue a neuroscience degree at Harvard University.


Science Park principal Darlene Gearhart described Okafor as an extraordinary individual, highlighting his humility, drive, and industriousness.


She stated, “There’s absolutely nothing average about him. He’s humble, driven, and industrious. He has always been a great kid. He is always eager to learn.”

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