Rangeview High School senior Nadya Nfaoui was ecstatic when she received acceptance into an Ivy League school. Then, another Ivy League acceptance came. And another. And another. In all, Nadya went a perfect seven for seven.
Nadya applied to every Ivy League school except Cornell University. She has been accepted into all of them. Her biggest decision now is which one to attend. Her choices are Brown University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University or Yale University.
As the daughter of Moroccan immigrants, Nadya will be the first in her family to earn a college degree. She credits her parents with instilling the motivation to make her education plan successful. "I have always been extremely dedicated to my education and seeing my parents' struggles in this country and how hard they have had to work for everything that has come their way, that has pushed me to do the same," she said.
Nadya plans to double major in philosophy and psychology and pursue a Ph.D. Nadya is one of 15 Daniels Scholars in Aurora Public Schools for the 2017-18 school year. That’s more than 10% of the 146 Daniels Scholars in Colorado!