Imagine that you find out you’ve been accepted into two of the most prestigious universities in the country while you’re attending a scholarship dinner. That’s exactly what happened to high school senior Shannon Jordan on Thursday night, when Ivy League admission letters were sent out to thousands of eager high school students. Shannon received one acceptance letter from Yale and the other from Harvard University. Like many students, Shannon took to Twitter to share her college acceptance letters with a caption that read: “I just got accepted to Yale and Harvard while at a scholarship dinner. Hard work pays off.” Her amazing accomplishment quickly turned into an online celebration. So far, her tweet has accumulated over 15,000 likes, more than 6,000 retweets and plenty of congratulatory comments.
I just got accepted to Yale and Harvard while at a scholarship dinner Hard work pays off pic.twitter.com/9dSbLflYIa
— sha. (@shannvnn) March 30, 2017advertisement
According to Business Insider, this year Yale accepted 2,272 students (its largest freshman class ever) from a total of 32,900 applicants, and Harvard, 2,056 students from 39,506.
Congratulations, Shannon! Your hard work did indeed pay off.
PS: Shannon plans to attend Harvard University in the fall.