ATLANTA (Meredith) - A high school senior in Georgia has been accepted to a whopping 39 colleges and has racked up more than $1.6 million in scholarship offers.
“The crazy thing is, I’m still waiting on decision letters -- but I was not expecting that at all,” 17-year-old Jordan Nixon said in an interview with our sister station, WGCL in Atlanta.
The Douglas County teen said she researched which colleges would be the best fit for her, focusing on institutions that pride themselves on diversity and have stellar international business programs.
“We’re so happy for her because she does put in a lot of due diligence into applying for these schools,” said her mom, Angelia Nixon.
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Her parents said she’s very independent, well-rounded, and has great time management skills on top of participating in many extracurricular activities.
“I am one of the captains of the varsity cheer team here at Douglas County. I’m in the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, and I also participate in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America),” added Nixon.
She applied to around 50 schools. Letter after letter, the same word kept showing up: congratulations.
“It’s shocking, each and every time, you’re taken aback every time you open one,” Nixon said.
Thirty-nine acceptance letters later and she has a big decision to make.
A spokesperson at Douglas County High School, where Nixon attends, said this is the most acceptance letters a student there has ever received.
“Students like Jordan who took advantage of being able to apply to a lot of schools through certain avenues like the Common Black App, you can apply to a lot of schools with one low price for that one, and also Common App they can apply to up to 20 schools at one time on one App,” said Pinky Quick, the College and Career Center Specialist at Douglass County High School.
Jordan said it’s her motivation and support system that helped her the most.
“I think my secret is to just give my all,” said Nixon.
The 17-year-old said she's still narrowing down her choices, but will make a decision by May 1.