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Lafayette high school student receives over 100 college acceptance letters

Posted: 9:28 PM, Apr 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-28 00:31:32-04

A Lafayette high school student is making headlines after being accepted into over 100 colleges and awarded millions of dollars in scholarships.

Normandie Cormier, 18, is a senior at Early College Academy.

Cormier initially wanted to get accepted into any college with the hope of receiving a full ride.

What happened next was unexpected.

Thus far, she’s received 139 college acceptance letters. Five of those letters are from medical schools. She’s also been offered 17 full-rides and $8.7 million in scholarships. The high school senior is still receiving acceptance letters and scholarships from around the world.

Cormier tells us she’s honored and humbled by all of the acceptance letters she’s received.

She hopes to become a surgeon and apply her skills worldwide. The 18-year-old also has an interest in politics and sees herself possibly running for office one day.

When asked about her accomplishments, she says she’s grateful and hopes to inspire other kids to achieve greatness and higher education. The key? A positive mindset, Cormier says.

One of her biggest inspirations is her mother. She describes witnessing her mother work hard and make sacrifices to provide a stable life for her and her brother.

Cormier says she hasn’t decided on where she will attend college. She has until May 1.