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New Orleans Senior Sets New Record At School with 83 Acceptance Letters and $3M In Scholarships

International High School of New Orleans senior Darrin Francois was accepted into 83 colleges and received $3 million in scholarship money. Francois claimed he didn’t realize he had even applied to so many schools.

“I just applied, applied, applied. I didn’t know how many it was, so once they started to come through the mail, I was like oh my gosh, this many? Then, they started coming more more and more. Now, today, I have 83 now,” Francois told WGNO ABC.

This scholar isn’t the only one at his school that received an impressive number of college acceptance letters. A few of his classmates were accepted to over 20 schools, but no one else had 83 letters.

Francois’s mother is extremely proud of him, “Eighty-three colleges? That is wonderful, that is a blessing from God. I’m very proud, a proud mother to see my son go forward into his success and go forward into his goals.”

The school’s director of student support services Rufus Mcgee said, “I think we got on some of their nerves to be honest with you, but we continued to hammer at them to let them know that the world is yours if you reach out and get it.”

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