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Patrick Peoples has a few decisions to make in the next couple of weeks about where he’s attending college. His choices are Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Wilmington, NC high-school senior said he never thought he’d get into all of his picks.

“I just wanted to apply,” Peoples explained. “Maybe I’ll get into one, maybe just maybe.”

After he makes his decision on May 1, Peoples already knows what are he wants to study in.

“I have a big passion for social justice,” Peoples said. “So when I see things that can be fixed or when I see people that don’t have the opportunity that I’ve had, it really makes me want to go up as far as I can and reach back and help people.”

On top of being academically gifted, Peoples is also involved in Boy Scouts, student government and the Young Democrats.

In addition to the Ivy league schools, Peoples was also accepted to Duke University, Davidson College, the University of Chicago and was one of two New Hanover High School students to receive the Morehead-Cain Scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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  • Mary Burrell

    There is excellence in the black community contrary to the negative reports of the news media. We never hear about young men like this and the other young men that were accepted to Ivy League schools.

  • Stacy L.

    That’s right, keep dispelling those myths. Black people do care about education.