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Young African-American girl graduates US high school with 4.20GPA, earns $2.1million scholarships to 28 universities

A young African-American girl named Aniya Richardson has earned 2.1 million dollars worth of scholarship offers to different universities after graduating from West Cabarrus High School, United States with an outstanding 4.20 Cumulative grade points.

Aniya Richardson is an 18-year-old North Carolina teen who received acceptance letters from 28 universities in the United States totaling over 2.1 million dollars in scholarship offers.

Aniya was accepted into Howard University, University of North Carolina, Clemson University, Spelman College, and Tuskegee University. She added that she is still waiting on a couple more colleges to make their decisions before she chooses which one she’ll attend. 

Aniya’s mother, Candace Stratford described her as one who had always been exceptional since she was little. ”“I don’t think there is one thing that I can name that she tried to do that she was not really good at,” Stratford said. 


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Aside from Aniya’s academic excellence, she is a self-taught musician who loves to play the guitar. “I started teaching myself guitar. I did violin my freshman year and then I tried to learn drums this year and I’m kind of getting the hang of it,” she said. 

She mentioned that when is not playing the guitar, she is buried in her books, which enable her to score a 4.20 cumulative grade point average.

Aniya also said while she was in West Cabarus high school, she was very active outside of her studies, serving as a member of the school’s marching band, National Spanish Honor Society, and Future Business Leaders of America. 

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Aniya said her goal is to become a therapist who helps counsel patients battling cancer alone. But for now, she just wants to serve as an inspiration for others, mainly her family members to know that they can do it too. 

“I want to just take that pathway and have them follow in my footsteps so they could be successful as well,” she said. 

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