Three Students Bound for Ivy League Schools

The Ivy League Is a group of eight of the most selective universities in the Northeast region of the United States. They are Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, UPenn, Princeton, and Yale. The name Ivy League refers to the athletic conference these schools formed in the 1950s, but today, Ivy League universities are generally considered the best academic schools in the country.

For college-bound high school students, going to an Ivy League school is the ultimate goal to maximize their academics. Three Northwood students in the class of 2023 will attend Ivy League schools. Noah Leddel is going to Yale, Amanda Nelson is going to Columbia, and James Schneid is bound for Princeton.

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“When I first opened my acceptance letter, I felt indescribable. It was a school that I never thought I’d be able to go to, and hearing the sounds of the trumpets from my acceptance video was surreal. I cried tears of joy for hours, knowing that all the time and effort I put into my schoolwork was not in vain,” Amanda Nelson said. “I would like to pursue Biomedical Engineering. I hope to create a better life for many in the future. I am most looking forward to the vibrant New York City environment and the robust educational opportunities Columbia will give me, both in and out of the classroom. I’m excited to meet new people, take advantage of all the school clubs and restaurants, and fully immerse myself in a different culture,” she added.

“I was extremely excited about the opportunity to go to Princeton,” Schneid said. “It was a dream come true. I am not sure what I want to study quite yet, but I am thinking of something in math and science, possibly economics or finance. I think I am most looking forward to getting started with the hockey team and being surrounded by such determined individuals. I am also looking forward to the location and being in New Jersey,” Schneid added.

Leddel is currently away from school representing Team Philipines in the Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia and was unavailable for comment for this story.


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