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A Life In Music

February 21, 2015


In the spring of 2014, a 17-year old from Long Island named Kwasi Enin did something no one had ever done before: he got accepted to all eight Ivy League schools at once. While it appears unprecedented that Master Enin was simultaneously accepted to Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, U. Penn, and Yale, and that he deserves all the credit for achieving such a distinction, this is not really what I’m writing about. I am writing about what got him in. 


Yes, he had top grades and a phenomenal SAT score. No doubt, you’d likely have to have those two things minimum to get into all 8 Ivies. What really caught my eye was his essay. It’s all about music. Music is Kwasi’s passion. He played violin in the orchestra, sang in the choir, and acted in the school musical. He described these activities as having a profound effect on his development and achievement. In Kwasi’s own words...

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