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The Magnificent Dreams of Guyanese Teens and those of other lands – by Francis Quamina Farrier

The Magnificent Dreams of Guyanese Teens – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Kelly Hyles of Guyana

A few months ago, the news of a New York-based Guyanese teenager reached us, to the effect that she had been accepted by all the eight Ivy League Colleges in the United States of America, to which she had applied. Such a magnificent  achievement by students in the United States, is not a regular happening. In fact it is becoming much more difficult for students to gain acceptance in any of America’s eight Ivy League colleagues. To gain entry in all eight is a magnificent achievement.

So when seventeen year old Guyanese-born, Kelly Hyles, formally of Vryheid’s Lust East Coast Demerara, and now based in Brooklyn, New York, realized that she was accepted by all of the eight Ivy League colleagues to which she had applied, it took quite a while for that achievement to sink in, according to her. Kelly’s achievement made history, since she is the first Guyanese to have done so. But it wasn’t easy.     Continue reading

Guyana Teen Gets Into 21 Universities in the USA, Including All 8 Ivy Leagues

High School Senior From Immigrant Family Got Into Every Ivy League

Kimberly Yam Associate Editor, Good News, The Huffington Post – 04/26/2016

All those years of hitting the books paid off for one accomplished high school senior. 

Kelly Hyles

Kelly Hyles

Kelly Hyles, a senior at the selective High School for Math, Science and Engineering at the City College of New York, was recently accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. The student, who came to the US from Guyana when she was 11 years old, told People.com she’s been in shock since receiving the good news.

“I was really happy. I’m still in disbelief. I am so grateful,” she said.

In addition to all the Ivies, Hyles also received acceptance letters to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University, Today.com reported. In total, she was accepted to a staggering 21 schools. What’s more, she told Pix11 that, for the most part, she’ll get a free ride to any college she chooses to attend.  Continue reading