Louisiana Senior Earns $4.5M In Scholarships, Accepted To More Than 100 Schools


February 15, 2022

She’s also valedictorian of her class!

A Louisiana senior has earned $4.5 million in scholarships and has been accepted to more than 100 schools, WAFB News reports. 

Kassidy Parnell is a senior at Tara High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There, she has excelled, dual enrolling at the Baton Rouge Community College where her current favorite courses are her Computer Science classes, WNTZ reports. Kassidy currently has a 4.1 GPA and is valedictorian of her school’s class, the college acceptance letters already starting to pour in. 


So far, Kassidy has earned $4.5 million in scholarships and been accepted to 106 schools, including Southern University, Saint Louis University, Butler University, Oklahoma State, Marquette University, Seton Hall, Loyola University Chicago, the University of Kansas and Kent State. The teen has also received four full ride scholarships and 13 Presidential Scholarships. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System took to social media to congratulate the city’s hometown scholar. 

“Congrats to Tara High School[‘s] Kassidy Parnell on being accepted to 106 schools! We’re so proud of our #ebrp students,” they wrote. 


Despite her success, Kassidy’s parents say they aren’t surprised at all. 

“This girl is a hard worker, loyal friend, organized, witty and makes good decisions. She loves to learn new things. If she doesn’t know something she will look it up and remember everything about it. She is not afraid to explore new horizons and takes pride in her school and the work she does for IBM. She really makes our job easy as parents,” they told reporters. 

Kassidy hasn’t yet narrowed down the school she’ll be attending and is currently touring campuses every weekend, scheduled to visit Dillard and Xavier University next. The teen will be graduating this May. 


Photo Courtesy of East Baton Rouge Parish School System

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