FAIRBURN, Ga. – Recently, a tweet in which Georgia high-school senior wrote about being accepted by 31 colleges and universities has gone viral.
Following the incident, Kayla Willis, a Georgia high-school senior interacted with the news channels and reported that she applied in multiple colleges and universities to just show people that someone with average scores on standardized tests but good grades can have numerous opportunities for their future.
Willis during her interviews said that she scored 1,160 in SAT but has a 3.95 grade-point average.
“I wanted to inspire people and show them that you can actually dream big and get to where you want to go,” she said.
The high-school senior from Fairburn, near Atlanta, said that she applied in not less than 50 schools, from which 31 have accepted her application, and there are some schools from which she hasn’t heard yet.
Local sources say that Willis wrote the Tweet on Feb. 24 and attached a photo of a wall at Westlake High School where she and other students have posted bumper-sticker style notices. The picture in her tweet shows schools logo and name, and she headlined the word ACCEPTED!” in her post.
There have been reports that the Tweet until Friday gained popularity with more than 2,000 replies and 149,000 likes.
Principal Jamar Roberson said it also prompted responses at school. “It’s just been contagious, and I’ve had so many students come up to me and say, ‘Hey, here’s my acceptances, I want to put them on the wall,'” he said.
Willis, on the other hand also said that the scholarship offers she has received till now have totaled $900,000. Wills in her Tweet also mentioned that she declined a $100,000 scholarship offer because it wasn’t a full scholarship, and she will be going with her top pick, the Tweet read.