Teenager Sets Record by Being Accepted to 125 Colleges and Receiving $9 Million in Scholarships

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Teenager Sets Record by Being Accepted to 125 Colleges and Receiving $9 Million in Scholarships

This Louisiana high school senior must choose which of the 125 colleges and institutions to which he has been accepted. According to WWL, Dennis B

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This Louisiana high school senior must choose which of the 125 colleges and institutions to which he has been accepted.

According to WWL, Dennis Barnes, a senior at International High School of New Orleans, applied to more than 200 colleges around the country last August and was accepted to the bulk of them.

He set a record for receiving the most scholarship offers, which at the moment amount more than $9 million, in addition to the institutions that accepted him.

However, Barnes is not done yet. Even though most people could not imagine receiving $9 million in free college funding, he hopes to break the current record and surpass the $10 million mark, according to WGNO.

He still has a few weeks to reach his goal. Barnes has set a May 2 deadline for both his college decision announcement and his scholarship application.

Barnes, who currently attends high school, has a cumulative GPA of 4.98 and is also receiving college credit from Southern University of New Orleans.

According to WGNO, he aspires to earn two degrees in criminal justice and computer science.

Since he was in elementary school, according to Barnes, he has had all As. Additionally, he speaks Spanish fluently and has received “Diplomas en Espaol” from the Institute Cervantes and the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports of Spain. Additionally, he received the Jose Luis Baos Award for Excellence in Spanish.

Barnes’ accomplishments extend beyond the classroom. He served in executive capacities with the National Honor Society.

Where did he get the notion to make the requirements for applications and scholarships so strict? According to WWL, Barnes received the concept from Denise James, a college admissions counselor.

Barnes’ graduation is set for May 24.